Go for it Arteta – Sesko looks like the perfect fit for Arsenal at a bargain price this summer

Should Arsenal target Sesko?

Benjamin Sesko has reportedly got a release clause in his contract at RB Leipzig, and with the 20-year-old striker catching the eye of a lot of people in recent years, should Arsenal think about pouncing on the opportunity to sign the young striker in the summer?

Sesko is an incredible talent and at just 20-years-old, it’s clear to see he’s got a big future ahead of him. Starting off his professional career under the Red Bull umbrella at RB Salzburg, Sesko began to catch the eye of football lovers and pundits all over the world. Playing a huge part in The UEFA Euro’s Qualification for this year where he helped Slovenia qualify for the tournament for the first time since 2000.

Last summer it was rumoured that Manchester United were interested in the striker, and when Austrian Ralf Rangnick was at the helm, it was said he was very keen on bringing him to England but was seen as too big of a risk due to age and such. But 2 season’s on, he’s proved why the Red Bull umbrella chose to keep him within the family and sold him to RB Leipzig to help him progress before they sell him for a much bigger fee.

It’s being reported that he was a 43 Million pound release clause and when you look at players like Victor Osimhen or Ivan Toney, whose price tags are looking on the higher side of life, he seems like a bargain and a player that we should definitely be looking into.

Sesko is a young a fast striker, he plays as an out and out striker but also likes to get back and get involved with build up play. He’s 195cm tall and with that comes the ability to get high and head the ball, which he excels in. He’s very good at finding a player with through balls and picks out passes that many wouldn’t even see.

His finishing Is outstanding, he’s very strong for a tall and lanky lad and manages to hold his own to those more experienced than him. Scoring 11 goals and 2 assists in the Bundesliga this season and 2 goals in the Champions League, which for a player of his age, is a great output.

Of course he comes with his cons, as well as the positives. He’s still very young and coming into a team that is already pretty young and inexperienced, that comes with a lot of pressure, especially when you’re the one expected to score. Playing in a league like the Premier League and at a big club like Arsenal at 20-years-old is a big task and it might take a bit more time then we want to give for him to get properly going.

Do I think we should sign him? Personally, yes. I think he would be a great fit, and for that price, it’s hard to say no, but of course it depends on Arteta, the club and what vision they have for the new season.

What’s your thoughts Gooners?

Daisy Mae 

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  1. He’s unproven over more than one season, unlike Santiago Gimenez, but he is very young and above average figures. The problem is his passing in the final third is appalling at 65%, when most Arsenal players are around 80% or higher in the final third. So his goal prowess is above average but on a technical level, he is not ready.

    1. Great assessment. So Gyokeres is the real deal. But perhaps with the progress being made by Havertz in that area, we should instead get 2 great additions of Partey’s profile in midfield if Partey, Jorghino and El Neny are all leaving plus a left back; then promote 3 young talents from the academy and give them minutes regularly for their development and sell all those the manager isn’t using.

      Partey is simply one of the best in his position in the Pl but his injury record is a great setback for him and the club. Actually, Rice can help the club better as 8 but someone like Partey must play 6. When Parteyplays, our attackers always score many goals

  2. Sounds great. The youth and other factors certainly present a risk though, so I guess his suitability depends on Arsenal’s assessment of his mental qualities and overall potential. I would imagine that by the time we discuss it on here that process is already well under way.

  3. Better than Zirkzee in my opinion when comparing price and value.

    I’ve commented before that IF Arteta brings in a striker it will not be a starter and not a Gyokeres, Toney type player.

    Any striker addition will be as a backup player, potential to develop further, and not to replace Havertz.

    Havertz will be the striker next year, and I believe any addition will be an upgrade on Nketiah. I don’t believe Arteta has given up on Jesus either as striker so that’s why no top striker is incoming.

    I hope I’m wrong, but I don’t see Arteta going that far and all in for a top striker.

  4. i think it will be someone with a profile like Sesko that Edu/Arteta will be looking for, i.e. young, can develop, can play across front three, not start every game, willing to be a squad member,

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