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Arsenal to battle Chelsea in renewed interest in £25m African star

Timothy Aiyeku

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Said Benrahma

The latest report claims that the English Premier League outfit Arsenal are set to renew their interest in Brentford forward Said Benrahma and will battle Chelsea for his signature.

Talks of a new forward at the Emirates Stadium is being speculated as a result of the claims that Alexandre Lacazette will be leaving the club this summer transfer window following interest from Spanish La Liga outfit Atletico Madrid.

The former Lyon striker seems like he is not happy at the Emirates Stadium because he was relegated with lesser playing time which was aided by the bench roles. It is understood he already considers a move.

With Arsenal hoping to cash in from his sale, the African star is being considered as a possible replacement after his impressive performance in the Championship, scoring 17 goals and 10 assists in 46 games for his club.

The Algeria international is understood to be on the list of a host of Premier League sides with the West London club also keen to land him as an option in the Frank Lampard team.

Said Benrahma is known to operate from the left which makes him another option for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang but the decision will have to be considered by Mikel Arteta who is careful about the set-up of his team ahead of the coming season.

Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.