Is Eddie Nketiah key to Arsenal signing Benjamin Sesko?

Arsenal is firming as favorites to sign Benjamin Sesko and may have to part ways with Eddie Nketiah to seal the deal.
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Arsenal are looking for a new striker, with Benjamin Sesko at the top of their wish list. However, the club might have to part ways with Eddie Nketiah to seal the deal.

Arsenal are looking to sign a top striker this summer with Gabriel Jesus and Kai Havertz not seen as the long-term answers.

Benjamin Sesko has emerged as the Gunners' No. 1 target this summer and if reports are to be beieved, the player has already agreed to come to north London.

But in order for Arsenal to have the funds to sign Sesko, first outgoings must happen, and The Sun is reporting that Fulham have an eye on Eddie Nketiah and could be willing to part ways with £30million to get the deal across the line.

"The 24-year-old is highly rated by Gunners boss Mikel Arteta, but he is desperate for first team football," The Sun writes. "Now after learning he is set to fall further down the pecking order, Nketiah is set to try and secure a move before the start of the season. SunSport can reveal that Fulham are in pole position and would be willing to pay up to £30million for the striker."

Not many Arsenal fans would turn their noses up at that kind of price tag for Nketiah, especially if it means that the Gunners will then have the financial resources to secure Sesko's services.

"That would also free up cash for Arsenal who are determined to sign RB Leipzig striker Benjamin Sesko during the summer transfer window," The Sun adds.

Arsenal pushed Manchester City to the brink in the race for the league title, and despite scoring 91 league goals, an out-and-out striker is seen as a top priority for the club this summer.

With several names such as Alexander Isak and Victor Osimhen along with Sesko on the Gunners' radar, if it means parting ways with Nketiah to get a deal done, then it appears that Arsenal is more than willing to do so.