Arsenal will be going into the summer transfer window in search of a striker as their main striking options Alexander Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah will be leaving the club at the end of the season as their contract expires.
The Gunners were busily trying to land an attacker in the winter as they identified Serbian striker Dusan Vlahovic as the man to lead their front line but their hopes were dashed when the striker put pen to paper for Juventus.
The North London club have identified Uruguayan international Darwin Nunez as a potential option to lead their frontline and Portuguese media outlet Record have reported that the club has started negotiations with with striker.
Nunez 22, is currently the highest goalscorer in the Primeira Liga scoring 20 goals so far for Benfica and will be a important addition to the club as he fits the profile of the kind of players Manager Mikel Arteta wants to continue building his Arsenal side.
Touted to being the next Luiz Suarez by pundits and journalists, the Uruguayan international is said to be listening to what the club has to offer and a good offer might tempt Benfica into selling as he is valued to be region of £67m.
Arsenal will face competition from Westham as the London club are also reported to be interested in the player’s signature.