Arsenal keeping tabs on RB Leipzig star Benjamin Sesko

By on April 8, 2024

Benjamin Sesko RB Leipzig

Arsenal have reportedly been monitoring the development of RB Leipzig star Benjamin Sesko before making a potential swoop this summer, as per the transfer journalist Rudy Galetti.

It is an open secret that the Gunners want to reinforce their attacking department by signing a prolific goal-scorer in the upcoming window. So, it initially looked like Mikel Arteta’s side might look to sign proven options like Victor Osimhen or Ivan Toney.

However, as the window is getting closer, it seems like the North London club are exploring all sorts of centre-forward options before making their final move as they have been linked with a few young talents as well.

Joshua Zirkzee and Santiago Giménez have been mentioned as serious targets for the Gunners with Sesko also on their radar. Writing on X, Galetti has reported that Arsenal are interested in Sesko and they have been monitoring his development before making a potential swoop this summer.

The journalist further claims that Sesko has a £43m release clause included in his current contract so Arsenal will be able to purchase him for a significantly cheaper deal compared to other options.

Sesko to Arsenal

However, Galetti states that Chelsea and Napoli are also keen on signing the 6ft 4in striker so the North London club are set to face fierce competition from their rivals in getting any potential deal done.

Galetti wrote:

“Benjamin Sesko, in yesterday’s match vs Freiburg, scored his 8th goal in the Bundesliga this season. The Slovenian striker – whose contract with RBLeipzig, expiring in June 2028, has a €50m release clause – is monitored by European top clubs such as Chelsea, Arsenal and Napoli.”

During the early stages of this season, Arsenal were struggling to showcase cutting-edge in front of the goal as Gabriel Jesus hasn’t been able to flourish his career as a centre-forward at the Emirates Stadium, while Eddie Nketiah has also found it difficult to secure his place in Mikel Arteta’s starting eleven.

So, it looked like Arsenal desperately needed to sign a seasoned striker to take the next step in their rebuild. However, Kai Havertz has been displaying impressive performances as the centre-forward in recent times and if he can continue performing at his best over the coming months and help his side win one of the Champions League or Premier League, then Arteta’s side might opt to change their planning a bit.

So, if that were to happen then, Arsenal could look to sign a young striker with a very high potential, rather than spending big on an established centre-forward. In that case, I think Sesko would be an excellent signing for Arsenal if they purchase him.