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  • Updated: June 18, 2024

Arsenal not likely to sign tradtional striker -Transfer expert 

Arsenal not likely to sign tradtional striker -Transfer expe

Arsenal transfer expert, Charles Watts, has provided some insight into what the Gunners could do next in the transfer market, after efforts to sign RB Leipzig striker, Benjamin Sesko, failed as the Slovenian signed a new contract at his club.

The talented young Slovenia international who is representing his county at the Euro 2024 tournament has shone in the Bundesliga in recent times, establishing himself as one of the most exciting prospects in Europe, and it seems Arsenal were eager to snap him up this summer.

Speaking exclusively to CaughtOffside for his latest Daily Briefing column, Watts noted that Arsenal may not seek a direct alternative to Sesko, but might instead look at other ways they could strengthen their attack, ostensibly in wide areas.

Watts said players like Xavi Simons, Nico Williams and Pedro Neto might be the style of player Arsenal will look at, with Mikel Arteta arguably not only lacking an out-and-out goal-scorer in his squad, but also someone to provide a bit of spark from midfield or out wide.

“How Arsenal react to missing out on Benjamin Sesko is going to be very interesting. I don’t think it’s a given that they just focus their attention on signing another out and out number nine." Watts told Caughtoffside.

“We’ve just spoken about Xavi Simons and it wouldn’t surprise me if Arsenal’s focus now will be on bolstering their attacking options by adding someone who can add goals and creativity from out wide.

“Kai Havertz’s form having moved up front in the second half of last season has certainly lessened the need for a new central striker", he added.

The Gunners are reportedly also in the race to sign Super Eagles of Nigeria striker and African Footballer of the Year, Victor Osimhen. 

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