No Sesko! Ian Wright tells Arsenal which three players to sign

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Benjamin Sesko has been linked with a summer transfer to Arsenal, but club legend Ian Wright doesn’t think a striker is what Mikel Arteta’s side most need to close the gap to Manchester City.

Arsenal finished the season just two points shy of champions Man City, their wait for a first Premier League title since the ‘Invincible’ season in 2004 rumbling on for at least another year.

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Kai Havertz finished the season strongly playing at No.9, but Bukayo Saka, a winger, was the club’s stop scorer with 16 goals, and it is widely expected that Arteta will move for a bona fide No.9 this summer.

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Nascent RB Leipzig star Benjamin Sesko has a €50 million release clause, and the Gunners are reportedly ready to meet it, but Wright thinks there are other priorities in the squad.

Sesko scored 14 Bundesliga goals for Leipzig last season - 11 of them after Christmas.
© IMAGO – Sesko scored 14 Bundesliga goals for Leipzig last season – 11 of them after Christmas.

Saka, Saliba cover needed

“Everyone’s talked about a centre forward, but as difficult as it’s been, we can deal with the hit of not having that out-and-out centre forward,” he told Sky Bet’s Stick to Football podcast.

“I think we need cover for Bukayo Saka, we need cover for William Saliba, and another midfielder probably.

“You look at what Manchester City are capable of doing in respect of bringing players in. You have to have somebody to come in who can challenge William Saliba for his position, because we need to strengthen the whole squad – look at our bench.”

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Arsenal have also been linked with players in each of those positions, with Xavi Simons and Desire Doue touted as potential understudies for Saka, while Marc Guehi and Bruno Guimaraes are primary targets at centre-back and midfield.

Wright would appear content to stick with Havertz up front, and as the club’s second-top scorer with 185 goals, perhaps he can be trusted in that regard.


Source From: Football Transfer News Archive including Premier League & La Liga

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