Arsenal plot a big loan transfer for Benjamin Sesko teammate

According to reports in France, Arsenal could be in line for a huge loan transfer deal, as they eye Benjamin Sesko's teammate...

Needless to say, Arsenal will be active in the summer transfer window. Who they will actively be trying to sign remains another mystery, though. After all, Mikel Arteta is known to be tight-lipped about his transfer plans but rest assured, the recruitment team has been in form over the last few seasons, so they will have their options lined up for them already.

Arsenal plot a big loan transfer for Benjamin Sesko teammate

According to an update from L'Equipe, Arsenal could be one of the interested sides in signing Paris Saint-Germain youngster Xavi Simons. The Netherlands international spent the season on loan at RB Leipzig but he is currently representing Netherlands at EURO 2024.

Spending last season at RB Leipzig meant that Simons worked closely in the attack with former Arsenal transfer target Benjamin Sesko. Sesko has recently turned down the opportunity to sign for Arsenal, as it was revealed last week that he would instead stay with the Bundesliga outfit, rather than making the move to North London.

So, the transfer discourse between Arsenal and RB Leipzig will likely fizzle out. However, Arsenal could turn their attention to PSG to try and sign Sesko's teammate Simons. It is not the first transfer window in which Xavi Simons has been linked with a move to Arsenal and it likely won't be the last, either.

Depending on his EURO 2024 campaign goes, Xavi Simons could see his stock value skyrocket. From Arsenal's perspective, they would prefer for this not to happen. After all, they already face strong competition from Bayern Munich, Man City and Man United as things stand.

The report does state, though, that PSG lean more towards sending out Xavi Simons on loan again, rather than a permanent deal at this stage.

Of the four clubs, it would be most beneficial for Simons to be sent on loan to Arsenal. This is because Mikel Arteta is building a great project for the future and Simons could benefit from some time playing with other world-class talents William Saliba, Declan Rice, Martin Odegaard and Bukayo Saka.

As an advanced midfielder who can play centrally or on either wing, there is plenty of scope for Simons to make his way into the Arsenal team. As things stand, the right-wing slot is occupied by Bukayo Saka but they could do with a player in behind Havertz or even on the left-wing, with Leandro Trossard and Gabriel Martinelli battling there.


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