Mbappe and Griezmann among Campbell's dream signings for Arsenal

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The former Gunners defender believes the club are in need of added firepower this summer and has offered up three suggestions to help fill the void

Arsenal should be looking to bring in the likes of Antoine Griezmann, Kylian Mbappe and Karim Benzema this summer, according to Sol Campbell.

The Gunners will be expected to enter the market when the transfer window re-opens, but it remains to be seen who they target and who is overseeing the business.

Arsene Wenger is yet to extend a contract that is due to expire at the end of the season, adding further uncertainty to the direction in which the club are heading.

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Campbell, though, believes that added firepower should be a priority for whoever is at the helm and feels leading lights at Atletico Madrid, Monaco and Real Madrid need to be among those on the radar.

The former Arsenal defender told BetStars on a France international that has long been linked with a move to the Premier League: “There's been talk of Benzema to Arsenal for a while. The manager, Arsene, knows him pretty well. I think he would definitely make a fantastic addition. 

“His movement, his strength, his experience in big games for European and domestic would be vital for them. I think they need someone who's got a bit of nous and scoring prowess in front of goal.”

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He added on Benzema’s fellow countryman: “Up front, Griezmann is definitely someone who could make a huge difference with his scoring prowess and his movement. He's done fantastic for his country and nearly won the European Championship. 

“I think the big price-tag might be a hurdle, but if he [Wenger] can sell a couple of players and push the boat out to £85million, he will definitely make a huge difference.”

Finally, Campbell said of a teenage sensation currently attracting plenty of admiring glances: “And also going back up-front, I think the new guy on the block in Monaco, Kylian Mbappe. Bags of confidence, he reminds me… he could even be the next [Thierry] Henry.

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“OK, he has got a long way to go for that but he's showing potential that maybe if you wait two, three years he might cost just a bit too much as time goes on. 

“So for me, the art of deal-making in players is catch them young and have that nous to think this guy is going to be the next best thing. You wait too long and it's costing too much money.”

Arsenal’s ability to attract players of that calibre is likely to rest on their continued participation in the Champions League, with Wenger’s side sat fifth in the Premier League table at present – one point behind Liverpool heading into the final round of fixtures.