Arsenal are keeping a close eye on Javier Hernandez, Karim Benzema & Edin Dzeko ahead of the January transfer window, according to the Telegraph.

The Premier League leaders are keen to bring in a top-class striker as a secondary option for Olivier Giroud, who has started every Premier League and Champions League match for the north London outfit this season.

It's believed that Manchester United and Manchester City are unlikely to sell Hernandez and Dzeko, respectively, out of fear of strengthening their Premier League title rivals in mid-season.

But Benzema is perhaps a more realistic target, considering he only has 18 months remaining on his Real Madrid contract.

The France international would reportedly cost around £30m, but Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger would be bringing in a proven world-class striker who is used to playing with both Giroud and Mesut Ozil, the Gunners' record signing who joined from Real Madrid in the summer.

Arsenal's current second-choice striker is Denmark international Nicklas Bendtner, who stayed at the Emirates Stadium in the summer despite intense speculation linking him with a move away from the club.

Wenger is keen to sign a better striker in order to enhance the team's chances of ending Arsenal's lengthy trophy drought.

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