Karim Benzema, the Al-Ittihad striker, is making a shocked move to become an Arsenal striker on loan, TeamTalk reports.
Chelsea, the Gunners rival, is in the same race to bring in the French striker to the England club.
The former Real Madrid striker, who joined the Saudi Pro League last June as a free agent for Al-Ittihad, may join the London Club.
The 36-year-old, however, is dissatisfied with his life in the Middle East and is considering a return to European football.
Arsenal are interested in Benzema if they can sign him on a temporary basis.
Mikel Arteta needs a new No. 9, as Gabriel Jesus and Eddie Nketiah have struggled in front of goal this season.
While the Gunners’ manager has publicly dismissed thoughts of buying a striker in January, the Premier League club remains open to market opportunities.