Arsenal need to sign a proven striker in the form of Karim Benzema to mount a serious title challenge next season. [Picture: Getty]
Arsenal legend Martin Keown has urged manager Arsene Wenger to complete the signing of Real Madrid star striker Karim Benzema.
The former Arsenal defender insisted that Wenger should make the signing of the French striker his top priority as the summer transfer window draws close to an end.
The 49-year-old England international who made over 300 appearances for Arsenal winning nine major trophies, said that the presence of a marquee signing helps lift the team’s spirit both in the dressing room and on the pitch, paying reference to his days as a footballer.
‘I’d like to see a striker signed,’ Keown made this statement while speaking in an interview with talkSPORT
‘I think there is no doubt about it, I’ve been in that dressing room when a top player comes in, it sends a ripple through the dressing room you feel almost invincible and on the outside the opposition look at how good you were before and think how much better you will be now.
‘Why not go for Karim Benzema to play down the middle. I think Manchester United are just as keen to get a striker in as Arsenal so perhaps those two will be bidding against each other to bring someone in at the last minute.’