5 realistic striker targets for Arsenal in 2024 January transfer window

  • A shock 2-0 defeat to West Ham saw Arsenal surrender top spot in the Premier League
  • Two blanks in four Premier League matches have sparked demands for a new striker
  • No Arsenal player has yet reached double figures for the campaign (across all competitions)

Benjamin Sesko opens the scoring for RB Leipzig vs BSC Young Boys in the Champions League
Benjamin Sesko opens the scoring for RB Leipzig vs BSC Young Boys in the Champions League / Alexander Hassenstein/GettyImages
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2. Benjamin Sesko (RB Leipzig)

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Benjamin Sesko in action for RB Leipzig / RONNY HARTMANN/GettyImages

A recent fall in stock should perhaps make this transfer financially feasible.

Once labelled ‘the next Erling Haaland’, Benjamin Sesko has found himself on the Leipzig margins since the arrival of Lois Openda and started just three of their 16 Bundesliga matches this term, accumulating a paltry 344 minutes in that time.

But peripheral status does not reflect his talents as the Slovenian registered 20 goal contributions (16 goals) in 30 league appearances last campaign and drew Haaland comparisons for a reason, with his height (1.94m), electrifying pace and clinical touch rendering him a complete striker in the making.

Although RB Leipzig’s Champions League progression will affect our chances of acquisition, his lack of game time should at least invite some negotiations.

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