Arsenal have been accused of leaving their transfer market dealings too late this summer, but their patience - or procrastination, if you prefer - could result in them signing one of Europe's best strikers.
And, ironically, it's their fierce local rivals Tottenham who could inadvertently help them to land the player.
With Spurs poised to sell Gareth Bale to Real Madrid for a new world-record fee, the Spanish giants will find themselves in a position where they need to offload a couple of their highest earners, including French striker Karim Benzema, to balance the books.
It seems Arsenal are of the opinion that Real Madrid are willing to lose a couple of their star players in order to accommodate Bale. According to reports in this morning's newspapers, Arsene Wenger is now determined to complete deals for both Benzema and his team-mate Angel Di Maria before the summer transfer window closes on September 2.
Both would be superb acquisitions for the Gunners, whose 3-0 victory over Fenerbahce on Wednesday leaves them with one foot firmly in the Champions League group stages - which subsequently makes them a more glamourous proposition for any top player seeking a move.
Argentina international Di Maria would provide pace, goals and assists from a wide position, certainly, but it's Benzema who could fire Arsenal to the next level.
Wenger has already spent a portion of this summer's transfer window attempting to sign one Real Madrid striker - Gonzalo Higuain, who the Gunners inexplicably allowed to slip through their fingers and join Napoli - but you can be certain that he won't make the same mistakes with Benzema.
The France international falls into the world-class category and boasts a fine goalscoring record after four seasons at the Bernabeu, despite being overshadowed by Cristiano Ronaldo.
Of course, Benzema and Di Maria are not capable of solving all of Arsenal's problems, hence Wenger's eagerness to strengthen other areas of his squad.
But, nevertheless, they would be a significant upgrade on the Gunners' current attacking options - and have the combined quality to help end the club's eight-year trophy drought.
After missing out on Higuain and Liverpool striker Luis Suarez, Wenger knows he can ill-afford to allow another world-class striker target to slip away, particularly with top-four rivals Tottenham poised to bolster their already impressive squad with some seriously talented signings.
Benzema does not turn 26 until December - meaning he's approaching his peak years - and has a wealth of big-game experience to add to his unquestionable ability.
And with Real Madrid potentially willing to sell, surely even Arsenal can't mess this one up?
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