Report suggests Arsenal are set to make a move for Benzema

File photo of Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema with UEFA Champions League Cup

Karim Benzema is considered one of the world's best strikers and a report from Spain suggests he could move to Arsenal this summer.

Real Madrid's Karim Benzema in action with Manchester City's Nicolas OtamendiReal Madrid's Karim Benzema could be sold to fund a move for Robert Lewandowski

Spanish news outlet El Confidencial is reporting that Arsenal have reignited their interest in Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema, but his availability will depend heavily on whether or not Los Blancos can push through a move for Bayern Munich marksman Robert Lewandowski in the coming months.

Poland's Robert Lewandowski applauds their fans as he celebrates after the matchBayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski is a reported target for Real Madrid

Arsenal have struggled to find a world-class striker since Robin van Persie left for Manchester United in 2012, and should a move for Benzema come to fruition, Madrid's prolific French star would arguably be the final piece of the jigsaw for the Gunners as they attempt to win the Premier League for the first time since 2004.

At 28, Benzema is entering the prime years of his career, and would bring a wealth of experience, quality and winning mentality to Arsene Wenger's side. His record speaks for itself, with an impressive tally of 152 goals in 277 games for the Spanish giants.

Real Madrid's Karim Benzema during training Karim Benzema would be a fantastic addition to the Arsenal squad

El Confidencial goes on to claim that Madrid are desperate to bring Lewandowski to the Bernabeu, and will sanction Benzema's sale to free up space for the Poland international.

After Arsenal's attempt to sign Leicester City star Jamie Vardy failed, it is imperative that they bring in a world-class striker if they are to challenge for major honours this season.

Arsenal manager Arsene WengerArsenal manager Arsene Wenger is a long-term admirer of Benzema

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