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Arsenal scout two potential striker targets ahead of big summer

Arsenal have intensively scouted two strikers ahead of the summer transfer window with reports suggesting the club may have made a decision

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Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta
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Arsenal are already looking ahead to potential summer reinforcements, with reports suggesting that Mikel Arteta’s recruitment team has been actively scouting strikers. 

Journalist Ben Jacobs has provided insights into Arsenal’s interests, revealing that RB Leipzig’s Benjamin Sesko and Sporting CP’s Viktor Gyokeres are among the targets being monitored.

With Arsenal aiming to bolster their attacking options, the quest for a top-level centre-forward has gained prominence. The Gunners, who narrowly missed out on the league title last season, are keen to fortify their squad for sustained competitiveness against rivals Manchester City and Liverpool.

Throughout the current campaign, Arsenal have experimented with various players in the centre-forward role, including Gabriel Jesus, Leandro Trossard, Eddie Nketiah, and Kai Havertz. However, a consistent solution up front remains elusive for Arteta. As a result, securing an additional striker is likely to be a priority in the upcoming transfer window.

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Arsenal targets Viktor Gyokores and Benjamin Sesko

Arsenal targets Viktor Gyokores (left) and Benjamin Sesko (Image credit: Getty Images)

Among the names on Arsenal’s radar is RB Leipzig’s Sesko, a promising 20-year-old forward who has attracted interest from several top clubs, including Chelsea and Manchester United. Meanwhile, Sporting CP’s Gyokeres has also emerged as a potential target for the Gunners. The Swedish international’s impressive performances since joining from Coventry City have made him a sought-after asset, with his release clause set at £86 million.

Despite the interest in Gyokeres, securing a deal could prove challenging for Arsenal, especially with competition from Serie A giants AC Milan. However, Jacobs emphasises that scouting does not necessarily indicate imminent transfers, highlighting the comprehensive nature of Arsenal’s recruitment process.

Jacobs told GIVEMESPORT: “I think it’s true that Arsenal have scouted Gyokeres and Sesko, but scouting is a very formative thing that you do out of due diligence for players you like, players that you’re not going to move for, players that you want to still assess, players that you might move for in many windows time. 

“Scouting doesn’t quite equate to advancing anything. It’s a very normal thing, so we can’t read too much into it. I think that Sesko is an interesting one, potentially for Arsenal but also for Chelsea and PSG, and his release clause at €50m (£43m) is naturally significantly cheaper than Victor Osimhen for example.”

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