Benjamin Sesko has perfect Arsenal transfer audition opportunity ahead of £55m signing

Benjamin Sesko of Slovenia takes picture with fans after international friendly match with Armenia
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Arsenal supporters are starting to get excited about the potential of signing Benjamin Sesko from RB Leipzig this summer. The Gunners are in the market for a new striker in the summer transfer window, and Sesko has emerged as a leading candidate to complete a move to the Emirates Stadium.

The Slovenian striker scored 18 goals in 42 games last season for the Bundesliga outfit, laying on just two assists. That shows his emphasis is more on putting the ball in the back of the net, something Arsenal are looking for this summer, despite having bagged 91 goals in the Premier League in 2023/24.

Sesko has a release clause of £55million, but Arsenal face competition from London rivals Chelsea for his signature this summer. Mikel Arteta wants to get deals done early in the window, but with Sesko on international duty with Slovenia, that looks more and more difficult to do.

Slovenia will take part in Euro 2024 this summer, with the competition starting on Friday, June 14. And Arsenal fans will get a good look at the striker in action if they're following England at the tournament.

Slovenia have been paired in the same group as the Three Lions, alongside Denmark and Serbia too - a former transfer target in Dusan Vlahovic is in their ranks at the tournament.

So when will Sesko be in action for his country? Slovenia's first game will be against Denmark on Sunday, June 16, with a 2pm kick-off.

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That gives Arteta, technical director Edu and all of the Arsenal fans a first chance to see Sesko in action and find out just what he is capable of, if you've not been watching the Bundesliga this season.

Sesko and Slovenia then face Serbia on Thursday, June 20 at 2pm, with the final group game against England on Tuesday, June 25 at 8pm. There he will come up against potential Arsenal teammates Bukayo Saka and Declan Rice.