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Arsenal favourites ahead of Chelsea to sign Sesko after receiving green light

Arsenal have received the green light to sign Benjamin Sesko amid interest from Chelsea and AC Milan.

The Gunners are eyeing a marquee striker this summer and have identified Sesko as one of their prime targets.

Arsenal, Chelsea and Milan are reportedly interested in Sesko, but they need to act fast, with his £55 million release clause expiring at the end of June.

The Mirror now claim Arsenal are in pole position to sign the 20-year-old. The former Red Bull Salzburg man has said ‘yes’ which is a massive boost for the Gunners.

Sesko would be a fantastic signing for the Gunners

Sesko joined Leipzig from Salzburg last summer and was a regular from the bench at the start of the season due to the presence of Lois Openda and Yussuf Poulsen.

However, the Slovenian became a regular after the turn of the year under manager Marco Rose. He ended the season with 18 goals after scoring in each of his last seven games.

Sesko averaged a goal in every 114 minutes for Leipzig. He would be a fantastic signing due to his clinical ability up front. He had a shot-to-goal conversion rate of 30 percent.

His conversion rate is better than Gabriel Jesus, Eddie Nketiah and Kai Havertz. The latter only converted 19 percent of his shots to goal during his debut season at Arsenal.

Unlike Havertz, Sesko is not known for his ball-playing ability, but the Gunners would not mind so long as he can find the net. His playing style has been compared to Erling Braut Haaland.

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