Real Madrid coach Rafa Benitez says striker Karim Benzema will be one of his key players this campaign.
The Frenchman continues to be heavily linked with a move to Arsenal.
Recent reports have claimed that Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is ready to offer more than £45m to secure the services of the 28-year-old.
But Benitez has rubbished the rumours.
"Benzema is a great player and one of my ideas this year is that he will surpass 20-25 goals," Benitez is quoted as saying by Express Sport.
"I've placed a lot of trust in him and Benzema has sufficient resources to operate in all types of attack with any attacker."