Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has begged his former club to sign Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema.
The Gunners have been heavily linked with a move for the France international, with reports in Spain claiming that they have set £45.5m aside to secure his signature this summer.
Henry, who is Arsenal’s record scorer with 228 goals in all competitions, is convinced that his compatriot would deliver the club the Premier League title, and make them Champions League contenders.
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When asked by Sky Sports what impact Benzema would have at the Emirates Stadium, he replied: “Yes, Arsenal would win the league.”
“I think if you get Benzema, not only will you challenge for the league, but you also challenge for the Champions League.
“They need that type of striker who can be different to Olivier Giroud. Him alone as a striker all season, he is very good at what he does but you need to have that type of striker who can stretch a defence, a guy that can go in behind.”
Benzema, 27, has scored 134 goals in 281 games for Madrid since joining from Lyon for £25m in 2009.
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