Arsenal £40m target bemoans lack of form

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Karim Benzema has admitted that he is more unhappy than anyone about his current form, according to Spanish newspaper Marca.

Despite featuring in all of Real Madrid's matches so far this year, the Frenchman has been consistently booed by the Bernabeu faithful, and speculation linking him with a move to the Premier League has been rife.

Benzema has reiterated a desire to stay in the Spanish capital, but the fans seem hell bent on expressing their distaste at his form, jeering and booing in the early minutes of Madrid's 4-1 victory over Getafe.

The France international however has struck out at the notion he is not working hard enough, stating that although he accepts his clinical edge in front of goal has diminished of late, he is still maintaining the same level of motivation.

According to Marca, Benzema accepted consolation from his team mates following the negative interaction from the fans, but did admit that it wasn't completely unfounded.

When told that he had played well, the striker said: "No, I should have scored".

Then, when responding to the anger from the stands, he said: "I understand why the crowd is angry, but I'm more disappointed than anyone that I didn't score".

Benzema is thought to remain an Arsenal target for January, and has been linked with a £40million switch to the Emirates that could reunite him with former team mate Mesut Ozil, if Carlo Ancelotti decides that it's time to replace him.

He does have the backing and support of both Zinedine Zidane and Ancelotti on his side, and a number of former Madrid greats have leapt to defend his performances.

'El Phenomenon', more commonly known as Ronaldo, said life was always going to be difficult for Benzema at the Bernabeu.

"Karim is doing a good job. He is playing alongside Cristiano, who always steals the limelight," Ronaldo said

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