Arsene Wenger is reportedly set to turn his sights to Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski, as his summer search continues for a world-class striker.
According to German newspaper Bild, the Gunners have joined the long list of potential suitors for the 28-year-old.
Arsenal have already enquired about the likes of Kylian Mbappe and Alexandre Lacazette this summer, while the Gunners have been quoted close to £50m for the latter of the two French forwards.
However, Wenger appears to have been influenced by growing pressure from Gunners fans, as well as the criticism he received last summer for failing to land any main targets.
Therefore it now seems that Arsenal have joined the race for the signing of Robert Lewandowski, in order to make sure they secure at least one of their main striking options this summer.
Robert Lewandowski's league record for Bayern:— Squawka Football (@Squawka) June 21, 2017
2014/15: 31 games, 17 goals ⚽️
2015/16: 32 games, 30 goals ⚽️
2016/17: 33 games, 30 goals ⚽️ pic.twitter.com/i36eEysBBj
28-year-old Lewandowski moved to the Allianz Arena from Dortmund back in 2014, but is now thought to be considering the possibility of a move away from the Bundesliga champions this summer, with a host of clubs interested.
Chelsea, Manchester United and now Arsenal have all been linked with a big-money move for the Polish international in the past weeks.
While Bayern have made it clear in the past that Lewandowski is not for sale at any price, they could have their resolve tested by a very large offer, with the German side thought to value the player at around £70m.
The Polish striker
With Bayern Munich priced out of a deal for Arsenal's own Alexis Sanchez this summer, the Gunners interest in Lewandowski could open the door to the (unlikely) possibility of a swap deal.