Arsenal legend Thierry Henry says the Gunners would be title contenders if they sign striker Karim Benzema.
Real Madrid insist that the Frenchman is not for sale this summer but that hasn't stopped speculation that Arsenal are ready to break their club record fee to sign the player.
And according to Henry, the 27-year-old is just what Arsenal need to complete their squad.
"I always say it's their year but there is a genuine buzz around the place right now," Henry told talkSPORT.
"I think they can challenge this year for real if they stay injury-free.
"Giroud alone as a striker there – you can't win the league, you need another type of striker. I think Giroud is doing really well - he went on to score 14 goals in 18 games, that's amazing.
"But sometimes you need a different type of striker and I think that if they can get Benzema, suddenly they are a real title contender and also in the Champions League."