The Belgium revolution has dominated the Premier League of late, with Romelu Lukaku and Christian Benteke both showing why their national team have been dubbed the dark horses of the 2014 World Cup.

Having been sidelined since mid December with a re-occurring knee-injury, Aston Villa's forward has suffered a setback in his goal scoring tally this season, having only scored just four goals in the Premier League so far.

However, the Belgium forward is expected to return in the New Year and will be looking to give fellow international team-mate Romelu Lukaku some stern competition for the lone position upfront in Belgium's World Cup side.

Arsene Wenger should seriously consider Benteke as his prime January transfer target to increase the competition in his sides strike force. Arsenal's main talisman, Olivier Giroud had a fine start to the season, however slipped off the pace in the run up to Christmas, before ending his goal drought with a winning goal away to Newcastle after failing to score in seven of his last appearances for the Gunners.

Nicklas Bendtner is Arsne Wenger's back up to Giroud and the Danish forward has only scored once in 12 appearances this season, leaving the Frenchman short of fire power with title-contenders Man City.

Having proved himself as a goal scorer over the years, Christian Benteke could be the difference in Arsenal's title challenge this year. Before making his move to Aston Villa, Benteke scored 19 goals in 27 appearances for Genk and then went on to score 28 times in all competitions once he moved to the midlands club in the 2012/2013 campaign.

The knee injury suffered this season has hindered Benteke's form, leaving Lukaku out in front for the lone striker position in the Belgium squad. Arsene Wenger could help the forward re-gain his scoring form and re-create the monster that terrorised and bullied his way to the back of the net last year. With the likes of Aaron Ramsey, Jack Wilshere, Mesut Ozil leading the Gunners creativity in the midfield, Benteke would have a field day finishing off the magical passing at the Emirates.

After signing for Aston Villa for £7million back in 2012, Arsenal will have to pay at least £15million for the striker, with Aston Villa valuing Christian Benteke at £25 million in the summer, warding off interest from London rivals Tottenham.

The re-occurring injury this season may have brought down the valuation of the striker and could trigger Paul Lambert into cashing in on the Belgium forward, with his last seasons form still shadowing the striker.

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