Real Madrid coach Rafa Benitez is confident that star striker Karim Benzema is not heading to Arsenal.

"Benzema, I think, is going to stay with us," Benitez said before Madrid's clash with Tottenham in the Audi Cup.

"I am very happy with him. I have no reason to think he will go."

Arsenal have been interested in trying to lure the Frenchman away from the Bernabau for some time, with reports suggesting the Gunners have set aside £45.6m to tempt Benzema to move to the EPL