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Bad news for Arsenal fans if this breaking news from Spanish football expert Guillem Balague is true, when he says that after having talked with several club insiders, none of them think that the French international will leave.

By the way, nobody at Real Madrid expects Benzema to leave…

— Guillem Balague (@GuillemBalague) August 17, 2015

This also backs up what trainer Rafa Benitez said about Benzema earlier when asked if the club were looking at another striker telling El Pais: “It’s that having alternatives in any position always helps.

“For example, the middle of the park – you have a midfielder who is better with containment and another with passing.

“Depending on the match, you can take advantage of one or the other. In the case of the striker, the same.

“Benzema is a great player. And one of my ideas this year is that he exceeds the barrier of 20-25 goals. In that, I have put a lot of confidence.”

Now perhaps might be the time for Arsene Wenger to stop trying to sign the 27-year-old from the Spanish giants, and turn to plan B with just two weeks remaining in the transfer window.