Karim Benzema would make Ozil an Arsenal great says Lahm

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Philipp Lahm says Arsenal would benefit massively from buying a striker like Karim Benzema because he could bring the best out of Mesut Ozil.

Arsenal tripled their transfer record in order to bring Ozil, 25, from the Bernabeu to the Emirates Stadium, but he has since struggled to recreate his best form in north London.

Lahm, who will team up with Ozil for Germany at the World Cup, believes Ozil has the best vision of any player he has ever witnessed but that he must also have a quality striker in front of him to perform at his best.

It is for this reason that the Bayern Munich captain believes Benzema, who partnered Ozil at Real Madrid, would be the perfect signing for Arsenal to make this summer.

"Anybody who has played with Mesut will tell you how intelligent he is as a player," Lahm told

"His vision is probably the best I have ever seen and that is why it is so important to have the right striker ahead of him.

"He is a dream for strikers and you saw that with [Cristiano] Ronaldo and [Karim] Benzema when he was at Madrid.

"If Arsenal can find the right striker who is fast and makes intelligent runs - then Mesut will be devastating next season."

Wenger has already been heavily linked with a move for Benzema, and dropped a hint that he would make a move for him in the near future.

"Could he play his last game for Real Madrid today.," Wenger is quoted as saying by the Daily Star.

"Sure [Benzema] will play in the Premier League one day."

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