The Gunners are keen to steal United’s Polish target
Arsenal are looking to bring Bayern Munich forward Robert Lewandowski to the Emirates this summer, by tabling a £50 million bid.
Arsene Wenger is in desperate need of bolstering his attacking options, having failed to land a single outfield target last summer, while Gunners fans are becoming increasingly frustrated, with numerous protests having taken place in recent weeks.
And with the Gunners understood to have £150 million in transfer funds available to them this summer, the Poland international falls well within their budget.
Lewandowski has made it clear he would be interested in a move to the Premier League one day, while Manchester United are also considering a move for the striker, who has netted 27 league goals this campaign, to put him top of the scoring charts.
The 27-year-old has three years left on his current Bayern contract, and Wenger is understood to only be making a move for the prolific goalscorer, if the forward wants a move away from the Bundesliga this summer.
However, another twist in the story could see the former Borussia Dortmund forward make a move to the Etihad, with current Bayern boss Pep Guardiola, who joins Manchester City at the end of the current campaign.
But Arsenal could finally spend big this summer, with Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott failing to have the desired affect, while Gunners fans are demanding a world-class striker, in hope of making a serious title challenge next campaign.