Arsenal shift sight from Benjamin Sesko to target AFC Bournemouth striker

Arsenal have been on the lookout for a new striker for the longest time possible and have now shifted to sign another Premier League striker instead of Benjamin Sesko.

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Bournemouth's England forward Dominic Solanke can be purchased for £65 million this summer, and Arsenal is among the clubs interested. Mikel Arteta is anticipated to bring in some new players during the summer to help close the gap with last season's Premier League champions Manchester City.

The Spaniard hopes to add another versatile defender, as well as a forward who can cover Bukayo Saka on the right flank. Securing the services of an outstanding goalscorer has been a top goal at the Emirates Stadium this season, after previously choosing not to recruit a No. 9 in preference of Kai Havertz leading the attack in north London.

RB Leipzig's Benjamin Sesko was publicly recognized as Arsenal's top striker target following his outstanding season in the Bundesliga, although his 14 goals during 31 league games have not gone ignored throughout Europe. Chelsea and Newcastle have also been competing for Sesko's signature, so Arsenal may have to examine alternative possibilities who can strike the ground rolling at the club.

Solanke has been associated before with a switch to Arsenal, and the Athletic reports that he is going to be available for £65 million this summer. Solanke scored 19 goals and an additional three assists for AFC Bournemouth this past season, and his results prompted speculation that he might go to a stronger club, with Arsenal among those connected.

Arsenal set to part ways with Aaron Ramsdale this summer

According to sources, Arsenal are seeking £50 million for second-choice keeper Aaron Ramsdale, who was previously associated with Newcastle United. Following the loan arrival of David Raya from Brentford this past summer, Ramsdale lost his status as Arsenal's number one player.

Mikel Arteta's move was severely criticized at the time, but it proved to be a superb option, with Raya earning the Premier League Golden Glove for 2023/24 after missing two matches versus his parent side Brentford and the Gunners' first four league games of the season. Ramsdale kept a single clean sheet during his first four 23/24 matches, whereas Raya kept three.