Tweet: Benzema Offers Definitive Response To Arsenal Move Rumours

By on July 29, 2015

Karim Benzema has shot-down talk he is set for a move to Arsenal after Tweeting a photo to confirm he is in fact with the rest of the Real Madrid squad in Shanghai.

The French international has long been linked with a move to Arsenal and this summer has been no exception with widespread reports suggesting that Arsene Wenger is keen on luring the striker to North London.

The rumour mill went into overdrive yesterday when Benzema uploaded a photo to his Instagram account of him sitting on a private jet with the caption ‘leave the past in the past’ and a hashtag saying ‘towards the future’.

The photo was shared at the same time as the rest of the Madrid squad were flying to Shanghai for the latest leg of their pre-season tour and there was no sign of the striker in any of the photos that were being shared on social media by other Madrid players.

Benzema’s Instagram post on Tuesday

Obviously this led to intense speculation suggesting that Benzema was set for a move and naturally Arsenal were tipped as the club he was heading to.

Fans were already discussing on social media how he might fit in to our team and bookmakers slashed their odds on the 27-year-old moving to the Emirates.

However, Benzema has now responded to the rumours in definitive fashion after Tweeting a photo of him at an Adidas event today in, you guessed it, Shanghai.

It appears the striker was just having a little fun and decided to cause a transfer frenzy by posting an old photo of him on a jet, as he was in fact with the rest of the Madrid squad.

More photos of the striker at the Adidas event have emerged online and you can see them below.

Obviously this doesn’t entirely rule out the chances of Benzema joining Arsenal this summer but he’s a lot further away now than some believed 24 hours ago.

Benzema at an event in Shanghai today


  1. Ibk

    July 29, 2015 at 2:22 pm

    Arsen wenger 4get abt benzman, the strike answer need is in england sign man utd striker chicharito is d best 4 arsenal fc plssssss

  2. Ibk

    July 29, 2015 at 2:23 pm

    Arsen wenger 4get abt benzma, the strike answer need is in england sign man utd striker chicharito is d best 4 arsenal fc plssssss

  3. Ibk

    July 29, 2015 at 2:24 pm

    Arsen wenger 4get abt benzma, the striker dat arsenal need is in england sign man utd striker chicharito is d best 4 arsenal fc plssssss

    • trugun

      July 29, 2015 at 3:33 pm

      posting the same 3 times gets you the classic, no, no ,no lol. @Ibk do you really think we need Man U’s rejects?

  4. stanley

    July 29, 2015 at 9:47 pm

    benzema wil be the striker aresnal will ever have since RVP departed from the emirate stadium pls kindly help to sign him that is all we need for now.

  5. lestar c

    July 29, 2015 at 11:06 pm

    even we can talk wenger cant listen to us but without another striker we can not win the league benzema is de best striker ever

    • Mike

      July 30, 2015 at 2:45 pm

      And you’re more qualified than Wenger in what way? Please tell us what experience and knowledge you have of managing one of the biggest clubs in the world

  6. djNamezPilly

    July 30, 2015 at 12:30 am

    guyz! Benzema is a good striker but i don’t think he ill fit our style of play. I realy don’t see Wenger bringing a big name this season .or we should just wait coz wenger knows best.

  7. Francis Peter Alele

    July 30, 2015 at 4:34 am

    We’re the fans comenting but what does Wenger thinks about the front line?we need aserious striker & that should be abox striker which isn’t far from Benzema

  8. stephen Munene

    July 30, 2015 at 4:39 am

    wenger should bring us a very principle attacking midfieldey lyk marco reus. 4get a striker

  9. Les Naidoo

    July 30, 2015 at 6:13 am

    Forget a big name signing.Wenger is fooling all of us and his intention is not to spend a lot of money.He is more of a business man rather than a lover of Arsenal winning the league.

  10. adeniran

    July 30, 2015 at 7:09 am

    Arsene wenger is wasting our time wit dis benzemer stuff lewandozki is even better for him and reus nd 4get abt benzema bcos we hv match wit chelsea nd our rival hv already get up to three sound player bt as 4us we never get any1

  11. ifeanyi

    July 30, 2015 at 8:05 am

    lets hope nd belief God dat benzima wil top our 9 dis season

  12. Ibormasskendy

    July 30, 2015 at 8:31 am

    Pls wenger use money, i mean any amount to convince di move, i need benzima is too deadly he is capable of given us di title

  13. gifted

    July 30, 2015 at 9:01 am

    I think Wenger will wait 2 c d performances of the team b4 transfer deadline day then he will sign llorente or any cheap rejected striker 4rm oda clubs. Mark my words

  14. zakz

    July 30, 2015 at 9:37 am

    Please all we need is to see a prolific striker and a defensive midfielder. Wanger make this signing. Pleeeeeees

  15. gmv8

    July 30, 2015 at 12:31 pm

    I think Benzema coming to us would suit him a lot more than us. He is at the peak of his career, but will never break through as an all time great whilst he stays in the shadow of Ronaldo. He doesn’t really suit our style of play, Suarez would’ve been ideal, but unfortunately Wenger messed up the chance.

  16. Joshua

    July 30, 2015 at 1:06 pm

    guyz i thk benzema will be a best suit for arsenal

  17. angel

    July 30, 2015 at 1:32 pm

    let hm goo

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