Arsenal forge a new transfer plan after Benjamin Sesko disappointment

  • Arsenal missed out on signing Benjamin Sesko
  • Otherwise, they have been quiet this transfer window
  • Mikel Arteta has devised a new plan after missing Sesko
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Life is boring without Arsenal in action, isn't it? Well, thankfully for fans, the clock is ticking and soon, preseason will begin before the anticipated 2024/25 season. Before the new campaign kicks off, though, Mikel Arteta would like to wrap up some transfer business.

In the early stages of the summer transfer window being open, Arsenal have been quiet. There was a brief period where it looked like Benjamin Sesko would join from RB Leipzig but famously, he has committed his future to RB Leipzig, instead of signing for Arsenal this summer.

This leaves many to ponder whether a striker will be signed in the transfer window as an alternative to Sesko, or if Arsenal will say screw it by looking at other positions to strengthen instead. Well, an answer has emerged to that question, if today's news reports are anything to go by...

Arsenal forge a new transfer plan after Benjamin Sesko disappointment

According to The Athletic, Arsenal will instead seek to sign a new midfielder in the summer transfer window, rather than immediately signing a striker. The report states that the immediate priority for Arsenal is to sign a new midfielder, NOT a new striker, after they missed out on Benjamin Sesko.

This doesn't necessarily mean that a new striker won't be signed. After all, Arsenal's initial interest in Benjamin Sesko suggests that Mikel Arteta and the club higher-ups are in the market for a new striker. It does mean, though, that they won't be in a rush to sign a new striker. If they sign a new striker at all, it won't be an immediate turnaround.

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In hindsight, this makes plenty of sense. After all, Mikel Arteta has his own transfer plan, which is aided by the knowledgable input by Edu Gaspar. Arsenal is not the type of club to succumb to external noise and they won't give into the cliche media pressure of "needing to sign a new striker, or else hell will break loose."

Benjamin Sesko presented a golden opportunity in the transfer window. Sometimes, opportunities like that can derail a club's transfer plans and make them seek a player they wouldn't have located otherwise. It wasn't to be in the end, though, so now it is back to the drawing board and back to the position Arteta wants to strengthen the most, the midfield.


Who do you think will be Arsenal's first signing of the 2024 summer transfer window?