Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema has put an end to speculation over his future by signing a new contract with the club.
The former Arsenal transfer target will now be a Los Blancos player until at least 2019 unless he’s given his marching orders, as his side look to wrestle the La Liga title away from city rivals Atletico.
Benzema posed for a series of pictures following the signing of his new deal and unsurprisingly he looked delighted.
Arsenal were one of several sides linked with making moves for him as he’s been forced to regularly contend with a whole host of attacking names linked to the club, who could threaten his position in the side.
Radamel Falcao and Sergio Aguero are two examples of the calibre of strikers to have been linked with moves to Real Madrid in the recent past.
If Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger always had one eye on Benzema then he may well have just waved goodbye to any chance of snapping up the Frenchman while he’s in charge at the North London club.