Gunners eye latest big-money signing.
Arsenal are reportedly ready to rival Liverpool for the signing of Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema this January, according to Spanish source Fichajes.net.
The Gunners have been linked with the French international in the past, with Arsene Wenger known to be a big fan of his fellow countryman.
Liverpool have previously looked the favourites to sign Benzema this January as he may be unsettled with life at the Bernabeu, though Arsenal are now hoping to hijack the deal and bring him to the Emirates Stadium.
Wenger is in need of reinforcements in attack with Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott out injured, while the likes of Lukas Podolski and Joel Campbell could also be set to leave the club.