Arsene Wenger has insisted that Arsenal do not need Karim Benzema to win the title this season.
Record goalscorer Thierry Henry said earlier this week that signing the Real Madrid striker would guarantee the Gunners their first Premier League crown in 12 years.
Benzema is the type of world-class striker that would arguably make Arsenal the favourites to dethrone Chelsea and has been heavily tipped for a £45m move to the Emirates Stadium.
But Wenger has stressed that the club must take a more “collective” approach to scoring goals.
“I respect Thierry Henry a lot for his football knowledge but it is not as mathematical as that,” Wenger is quoted as saying by Sky Sports.
“We have to develop our collective game and depend less on one guy who comes in and scores all the goals.”
Olivier Giroud, Danny Welbeck and Theo Walcott are Wenger’s current options to lead his attack. Of the trio, only Giroud has ever hit the 15-goal mark in a Premier League season.
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