As one transfer window closes, football enthusiasts swiftly shift their focus to the upcoming summer transfers, a recurring ritual in the football world.
This transition is particularly evident at Arsenal, a club that has just set a new spending record in the 2023 transfer window.
With their return to the Champions League, expectations are high that Arsenal will continue to be ambitious in the transfer market in the next season.
However, their recent loan deal for David Raya from Brentford was executed with Financial Fair Play regulations in mind, implying that the club may need to exercise financial prudence despite a hefty £105 million expenditure on Declan Rice.
Having secured Rice, Arsenal’s attention is now on finding a marquee forward for the 2024/25 season.
The name that has captured the imagination of many fans is Evan Ferguson, thanks to his sensational hat-trick against Newcastle.
However, the 18-year-old currently plays for Brighton, a club known for being tough negotiators.
Arsenal previously failed to land Moises Caicedo despite offering £70 million, with Chelsea ultimately securing the Ecuadorian for a staggering £115 million.
Given Ferguson’s potential and the length of his contract until 2028, Brighton has no urgency to sell, which could inflate any potential transfer fee.
As such, Arsenal might be wise to explore other options for bolstering their striker position, possibly searching for a young talent on the continent.
Recently, Benjamin Sesko made quite an impression on RB Leipzig supporters after transferring from Red Bull Salzburg to the Bundesliga side, following in the footsteps of several successful players.
Arsenal has previously missed out on promising talents from RB Leipzig, but Sesko’s performance against Union Berlin may make him the player they finally land.
In a 15-minute cameo, Sesko exhibited his technical prowess, speed, and finesse, scoring two goals to secure victory.
His first goal involved a sprint, a cutback, and a curled strike around the Union Berlin goalkeeper, showcasing his individual brilliance.
Just two minutes later, a delightful one-two with Dano Olmo led to a header that sailed over the Union keeper, announcing his arrival in Germany.
Although it was a brief appearance, Sesko demonstrated everything he had been doing in Austria, making it clear that he is ready to elevate his game to the next level.
He is undoubtedly a player to watch, and Arsenal should be among the clubs closely monitoring his progress this season.