Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is known to be after a new striker with the club currently relying solely on Olivier Giroud up front with Theo Walcott and Lukas Podolski both out injured.

The north London giants do however have Nicolas Bendtner available although the Dane has struggled to make any sort of impact at the Emirates Stadium having spent the past two seasons out on loan.

A potential deal for Poland international Lewandowski would be seen as a huge coup for Arsenal with the 25-year-old currently one of the hottest properties in world football.