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Arsenal splashed the cash in the summer transfer window to sign a top quality star in the form of French star Alexandre Lacazette from Olympique Lyon, according to Football Weeks sources.
The Les Bleus center forward has been fruitful for the North London club so far but in his presence, his compatriot Olivier Giroud has mostly warmed the bench and it will not come as any surprise to see the former Montpellier star leave the club.
In such a scenario, the Gunners will need another top striker and reports are once again linking the club with Real Madrid star Karim Benzema.
According to Spanish outlet Don Balon, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger wants to replace Alexis Sanchez by signing Benzema but the Frenchman does not want to break the bank to secure the signing of French forward.
The Spanish source have mentioned that Arsenal are the only club that have moved in with an offer for the former Lyon center forward which is worth €40million.
The 30-year-old star has won every major title with the Los Blancos but this season, he has been out of form. In 20 games so far, Karim has only netted 5 times.
Not to forget, Benzema agreed a new deal (until 2021) with the Spanish giants few months back that has a mammoth release clause of €1billion (AS).