Arsenal 'target RB Leipzig star Benjamin Sesko' amid comparisons to Erling Haaland... but the Gunners 'face competition from Chelsea and Man United for the £43m-rated forward

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By Michael Pavitt

Published: 11:28 EDT, 18 April 2024 | Updated: 11:28 EDT, 18 April 2024

Arsenal person reportedly targeted RB Leipzig forward Benjamin Sesko pinch Mikel Arteta aiming to adhd firepower to his squad this summer.

A apical people striker has been identified arsenic a privilege by Arsenal this summer, contempt nan Gunners being nan 2nd highest scorers successful nan Premier League this season.

Arsenal's desire for a striker was further highlighted by nan Gunners drafting a blank against Aston Villa and Bayern Munich successful their past 2 matches.


Arteta's broadside were beaten 2-0 by Aston Villa successful a rustle to their Premier League hopes, while a 1-0 nonaccomplishment to Bayern saw Arsenal exit nan Champions League connected Wednesday.

According to nan Evening Standard, Arsenal person been scouting Sesko up of nan summer transfer window.

Arsenal person reportedly targeted RB Leipzig guardant Benjamin Sesko for a summertime move

Mikel Arteta is expected to fortify his squad this summertime by moving for a centre forward

The 20-year-old guardant has scored 13 goals successful 27 matches for RB Leipzig this play having made 13 starts successful his debut play successful nan Bundesliga.

Sesko, who is 6ft 4in, has scored six goals successful his past 11 Bundesliga matches aft forcing his measurement into nan starting eleven successful nan 2nd half of nan season.

Arsenal will reportedly look title from Chelsea and Man United for nan forward, who has a €50million (£42.7m) merchandise clause this summer.

Sesko's representatives person reportedly been guests of some Premier League clubs this season.

The Slovenian world has earned comparisons to Man City prima Erling Haaland having followed his way from RB Salzburg to RB Leipzig.

Sesko played down comparisons to Haaland erstwhile he joined nan Bundesliga broadside past summertime for a reported €20m (£17m) past summer.

Personally, I don’t deliberation overmuch of comparisons,' Sesko said aft signing for RB Leipzig.

'Erling is an perfectly world-class striker. I bask watching his games connected TV and evidently salary attraction to what he does successful different situations successful nan game, but arsenic I’ve already said: I americium a wholly different type of player.'

Sesko has scored 13 goals for RB Leipzig since moving to nan Bundesliga broadside past summer

Sesko, who antecedently highlighted his expertise to play arsenic a target man, has admitted idolising Zlatan Ibrahimovic since he was a child.

The guardant scored 29 goals successful 79 matches for RB Salzburg earlier moving to nan Bundesliga past summer.

The guardant has besides scored 11 goals successful 28 matches for nan Slovenian nationalist team, including 5 successful qualifying for Euro 2024.

Sesko is expected to beryllium a cardinal subordinate for Slovenia this summertime erstwhile they look England, Denmark and Serbia successful nan group shape successful Germany.


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