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Arsenal face competition for Black Cats playmaker

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Sessegnon has been in sensation form for Sunderland. (©GettyImages)
Sessegnon has been in sensation form for Sunderland. (©GettyImages).

Sunderland playmaker Stephane Sessegnon is a target for both Paris St Germain and Arsenal, according to The Daily Telegraph.

The Benin international has spearheaded Sunderland's revival under Martin O'Neill, having netted seven league goals this season, more than twice as many as he netted in the whole of last term.

His performances have attracted attention from former club PSG, whom Sessegnon left in 2011, and Arsenal.

The 27-year-old helped inspire The Black Cats to the quarter-finals of the FA Cup, while a finish in the top half of the Premier League is a more realistic possibility since the arrival of O'Neill.

Arsenal are set to undergo an overhaul of their attack this summer, with Lukas Podolski expected to sign from FC Cologne, while Marouane Chamakh is likely to leave the club.

However, where Sessegnon will fit in Arsenal's 4-3-3 formation could prove testing for manager Arsene Wenger, who will also struggle to tempt the forward away from moving back to Paris, where many of his family still live.

PSG, current joint leaders of Ligue 1, are looking for another summer of investment after bringing in Javier Pastore and Alex in the past 12 months.

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