Arsenal considering summer move for £60m-rated striker

  • Arsenal considered favourites for Benjamin Sesko's signature
  • Sesko has scored 13 Bundesliga goals this season
  • Kai Havertz's form means Arsenal could sign a project striker
Benjamin Sesko has caught Arsenal's eye
Benjamin Sesko has caught Arsenal's eye / Sebastian Widmann/GettyImages

Arsenal are considering a summer transfer for RB Leipzig striker and Slovenian international Benjamin Sesko.

The Gunners have enjoyed a superb 2023/24 season, but a ruthless transfer window is expected in north London as the club seeks to reach the next level in Mikel Arteta's project. They're coming ever closer to usurping Manchester City.

Arsenal are expected to make moves at various positions ahead of the 2024/25 season, and we should see multiple additions made to Mikel Arteta's attack.

Eddie Nketiah, Reiss Nelson and potentially Gabriel Jesus could all depart, leaving room for newbies.

Arsenal considering summer move for RB Leipzig striker Benjamin Sesko

Kai Havertz's stellar run of form in 2024 sparked rumours that the club's transfer priorities for the summer had changed. After opting against signing a striker in January, it was long thought that Arsenal would sign their #9 of the future following the conclusion of the 23/24 campaign.

Havertz's red-hot run may have thrown a spanner in the works, but the Gunners continue to be linked with strikers and it does seem unlikely for them to go into the new season with Havertz and Jesus as their two leading men.

Arsenal have been linked with a myriad of strikers, with Leipzig's Sesko the latest to gain traction. According to the Daily Telegraph, the Gunners are considered favourites to land Sesko this summer.

The Slovenian forward has scored 13 goals in 30 Bundesliga games this term, and his impressive campaign has seen Leipzig raise the striker's release clause to £64m. The 20-year-old has spent just one season in the German top-flight having joined from FC Salzburg last summer.

Chelsea, Man Utd, and Milan are also in the running for Sesko's signature, but Arsenal are said to be in pole position. Sesko's agent recently watched the Gunners' 1-0 victory over United at Old Trafford.

There's plenty of refinement to Sesko's game that's required before he can be considered a striker capable of taking Arsenal to the next level, but Havertz's performance as a #9 means the club can somewhat afford to sign a project striker this summer. Sesko has a ton of raw attributes which suggest he's capable of emerging as one of the world's best at his position, and would you bet against Arteta maximising the Slovenian's potential?