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Stats: Real Madrid would be mad to sell reported Arsenal target

Karim Benzema France

Karim Benzema put in another excellent display as France beat Switzerland 5-2 last night and Real Madrid should make sure they keep hold of him.

Karim Benzema has been linked with a move away from the Champions League winners this summer with Arsenal reportedly interested in securing the services of the talented striker.

The 26-year-old is said to be unhappy that Madrid are chasing other strikers and he is making a real statement with his World Cup performances so far.

In two games for France, Benzema has scored three and assisted two goals as he has become the talisman for Les Bleus.

Real Madrid would do well to find a forward better than the Frenchman and they may well be reassessing their stance as the tournament progresses.

  TeamPosGoalsGoal AssistTotal Scoring AttTouches / appsAppsMins
Karim Benzema France FW 3 2 15 46.00 2 180

The former Lyon man has been sensational and continued to thrive yesterday despite being moved out to the left by Didier Deschamps, as he linked up with Olivier Giroud well.

He could have had a hat-trick in last night's game alone as he missed a penalty and had a goal in the dying seconds ruled out because the final whistle had been blown.

Real Madrid need look no further than Benzema as the man to lead the attack for Los Blancos and his displays in Brazil will only reassure them of that.

He is in with a great chance of winning the Golden Boot and France are playing some of their best football since they won the World Cup in 1998. 


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