Arsenal can win the Premier League if they sign £45m Karim Benzema, says Thierry Henry

The Real Madrid striker has been linked with the Gunners all summer

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Thierry Henry says Arsenal can win the Premier League this season, providing they sign £45m-rated striker Karim Benzema from Real Madrid.

The Gunners have been linked with a move for the French striker all summer, and Henry, the Gunners' record scorer, with 228 goals in all competitions, says Benzema will be the final piece in the puzzle for Arsenal to win the title.

Henry said that Olivier Giroud alone up front is not enough for Arsenal.

"I always say it's their year but there is a genuine buzz around the place right now," he told Talk Sport.

Thierry Henry in action for the Gunners in 2004

 "I think they can challenge this year for real if they stay injury-free.


"Giroud alone as a striker there – you can’t win the league, you need another type of striker. I think Giroud is doing really well - he went on to score 14 goals in 18 games, that’s amazing.

"But sometimes you need a different type of striker and I think that if they can get Benzema, suddenly they are a real title contender and also in the Champions League."