Karim Benzema has no desire to swap Real Madrid for suitors Arsenal despite being linked with a move to north London. The striker’s agent, Karim Djaziri, has put an abrupt stop to rumours surrounding Arsenal’s interest in Benzema.

However, links with Arsenal have continued to be mooted with Arsene Wenger an admirer.

‘Benzema is very happy at Real Madrid, ‘ his agent told Sky Sports.

He signed a contract extension last month and has absolutely no intention of leaving the club”.

While Real Madrid were the better side, it certainly was not as one-sided as the European champions are used to at home.

But social media did not hold back on Benzema, with former Barcelona and Tottenham striker Gary Lineker leading the chorus of fans who do not rate the 29-year-old. In total, he has accumulated 596 minutes across all competitions (83 in the UEFA Super Cup, 148 in the Spanish Super Cup, 289 in LaLiga, and 76 in the Champions League).

The France global clocked up 76 minutes in Real Madrid’s 1-1 Champions League draw at Tottenham Hotspur on Tuesday night.