Alexander Isak opens door to Arsenal transfer as Mikel Arteta and Edu put on red alert

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Alexander Isak has opened the door to a move to Arsenal, with the Real Sociedad forward admitting it would be “nice” to one day play in the Premier League.

The 22-year-old striker was linked with a move to the Gunners over the summer transfer window, but committed his future to Sociedad by penning a new long-term contract until the summer of 2026.

Isak has scored five goals so far this season for La Real in all competitions and continues to be linked with a move away from the La Liga club, with Barcelona also said to be interested in the Sweden international’s services.

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Now, Arsenal will be put on red alert with Isak admitting his desire to one day move from Spain to England.

Speaking to The Independent, the Swede said: “I am in a good place at the moment, I am very happy, but one day it would be nice to play in England as well.

“They have six or seven of the biggest clubs in the world, it is a very high level, and of course one day it would be an alternative. Every player wants to be the best version of themselves and reach the highest possible level.

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“I have expectations for myself that I’m trying to fulfil, so we’ll see where the journey takes me in future.”



Alexander Isak has been linked with a move to Arsenal. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
Alexander Isak has been linked with a move to Arsenal. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)

As mentioned above, Isak has five goals so far this season but the Swede admitted that it is important for him to become the “modern striker”.

He added: “People will always count the goals, I want to score, but I want to be a modern striker. I love playing football and that means being involved as much as possible. I think that is why the Spain has suited me very well.”

Arsenal could well be in the transfer market for a new central striker with the futures of Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah uncertain due to their respective contract situations at the Emirates Stadium.

Speaking about Lacazette’s future recently, Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta admitted that it is still a possibility that the 30-year-old forward may sign a new deal at the club.

When asked if Lacazette will not sign a new contract in north London and would leave as a free agent, Arsenal manager Arteta said: “No, I wouldn’t say that. Anything is possible.

“It depends on a lot of things, it is not just a matter of being willing, it is about being possible to fulfil that will and when, which is very important as well.”

Source by Football London

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