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Arsenal Target Vows To Fight On At Real Madrid

Bernabeu star wants to fight for place but Emirates club is circling.

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Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema is ignoring the advances of Arsenal and vowing to commit his future to the La Liga giants.

Following the 23-year-old’s £30million move from Lyon two years ago, he has failed to establish himself in the first-team, despite scoring 15 league goals in 20 starts last season.

The France international is adamant he wants to stay in the Spanish capital and fight for his place but that decision may be taken out of his hands.

Los Blancos boss Jose Mourinho has publicly declared he wants another striker to add to his squad, with Neymar, Sergio Aguero and Carlos Tevez all mentioned as possibilities.

But their big-money arrivals could see either Benzema or team-mate Gonzalo Higuain sacrificed to help fund the transfer.

Benzema though is not worried and welcomes the additional competition as he is not even thinking about quitting the Bernabeu.

“It’s normal that Madrid want to sign the best players in the world,” he said. “I’m going to work hard to be able to play. I’m 100%.

“It’s not a problem for me that they want to sign strikers. I have a very high level of confidence. I’m going to work hard and succeed.”

“I’ve not spoken with anybody. I’m at Madrid and I want to succeed here. Nothing more. I’m at Madrid, which is the important thing.

Regarding his relationship with Mourinho, Benzema added: “It’s very good, there’s no problem with him, he’s a great coach for me. Last season was good for me because I scored a lot of goals. He always helps me.”

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