Mikel Arteta lands Arsenal key Benjamin Sesko transfer advantage over Chelsea with clever plan

Benjamin Verbic of Slovenia and Benjamin Sesko of Slovenia during the  International Friendly match between Slovenia  v Armenia at the Stadium Stozice on June 4, 2024
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Emmanuel Petit has urged Benjamin Sesko to join Arsenal over Chelsea this summer. The 21-year-old striker continues to be heavily linked with a move to the Premier League following some impressive performances for RB Leipzig in the Bundesliga.

Sesko, who sees his contract at the Red Bull Arena expire in 2028, featured 31 times in the German top flight this season, scoring 14 goals and providing two assists. Playing a key role in Marco Rose's side, the Slovenia international fired RB Leipzig into fourth place to secure Champions League qualification.

His eye-catching displays have reportedly courted the interest of some top clubs in Europe, including Arsenal and Chelsea. In fact, understands that the Gunners like Sesko, but any potential deal remains some way from completion with the German outfit eager to tie him down to a new deal.

It's believed that the striker, who has a £55.6million release clause that expires on June 30, wants to find a resolution to his uncertain future before the European Championships kick off later this month. Slovenia begin their Euro 2024 campaign with a clash against Denmark on June 16.

Nevertheless, Petit has outlined five reasons why Sesko should join Arsenal and not Chelsea. Speaking to, the Premier League icon said: "Definitely Arsenal. Why? Because of the way they’ve been playing and the way the spine of the team has been playing together for the last four or five years.

"They have improved so much individually and collectively. They have a proper philosophy of playing and a better environment as well. So while it’s a new era at Chelsea, the stability is with the Gunners. So if I was Sesko I would join Arsenal rather than Chelsea."

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In April, Mikel Arteta conceded that Arsenal don't have a striker who's good enough to score 'at least 35 goals a season'. Speaking to CBS Sports after a disappointing defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarterfinals, the Spaniard admitted that he doesn't have a free-scoring frontman.

When asked about a lack of returns from his strikers, Arteta replied: "We have been the team that has scored more goals in the Premier League. From everywhere, because the reality is we don't have a striker that is going to score 35 or 40 goals.

"So we have to live with that, we have many other qualities. Today is a day to stick behind the players, because they have given us so much and have taken us on this journey."