Arsenal target Karim Benzema has admitted that he has endured a torrid time of late, but is confident that the worst is behind him, according to Goal.

The Frenchman has come under heavy criticism from Madrid fans over the course of this season, despite maintaing decent form, and was even booed by his own supporters in certain fixtures.

Accompanying that, Benzema had previously gone 1200 minutes without scoring a goal for France before he netted against Australia last week.

Reports have suggested that the 25-year-old could move to Arsenal in January in a deal believed to be around £30million, mainly due to the fact that he was rumoured to be greatly troubled at the Bernabeu.

Now the France international has shed light on the issues that have plagued him over recent weeks and described the period as the "most difficult" of his career.

Benzema said: "This has been the most difficult period of my career. It have been 10 good days with the national team for me.

"It has been difficult for me, but I never stopped believing in myself. I never lost morale."

It is now thought that Benzema's transfer to Arsenal will hinge on whether or not Real Madrid can buy Radamel Falcao or Luis Suarez. The pair are both targets for Los Blancos, and Benzema may be considered surplus to requirements in the Spanish capital if either of the two arrive.

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