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first_imgFormer manager George Graham claims Arsenal MUST sign a world class striker if they want to challenge for the Premier League title this seaon, but has warned boss Arsene Wenger he will have to spend big to land his targets before the window shuts.The north London side’s need for more firepower has been abundantly clear already this season, having scored just two goals in their opening three games, while they spurned a number of good chances in Monday night’s goalless draw with rivals Liverpool.Arsenal have been linked with a move for Real Madrid frontman Karim Benzema all summer, but they were dealt a blow in their long-term pursuit with the Frenchman insisting he will not be leaving his Madrid ‘home’.talkSPORT brought you news last week back in August that a move for Benzema was off the table with Real unwilling to sell, leading to the Gunners instead turning their attention to Paris Saint-Germain forward Edinson Cavani.Latest reports on Tuesday suggested Arsenal are now fully committed to their pursuit and are plotting a late swoop for the UruguayanAnd Graham, who won two First Division titles during his time in charge of the side, claims Wenger needs a 25 goal-a-season frontman to lead the Gunners’ title charge.Speaking on the Alan Brazi Sports Breakfast: “Arsenal need an out and out goalscorer.“They’re not making enough chances up front and they’re not taking their chances either“They need a striker who can get 25 league goals a season if they want to win the Premier League – but where are they?“We’re all looking around the country looking for the great strikers and great centre halves – they’re already with top clubs and they’re not available.”The ex-Gunners boss believes Wenger needs more than just a striker, however, adding that there are no Patrick Vieira-esqe personalities in the side to help with the ‘nitty gritty’ side of the game.“I don’t know whether there’s a lack of mentally strong players missing in teams nowadays,” he added.“It’s all lovely beautiful football, but sometimes you’ve got to dig deep and I just think Arsenal need a couple of payers in their side that need that mentality.”last_img read more