Real Sociedad forward Alexander Isak has been continued showcased series of impressive display that caused attention of Mikel Arteta to revise his interest in Swedish international.
The 22-year-old centre-forward has been monitoring by Arsenal chiefs since established established himself as one of La Liga’s top young strikers.
Last season, Isak bagged 17 La-Liga goals before delivered eye-catching series of impressive display for Sweden at Euro 2020.
His excellent display has brought him to the attention of Europe’s biggest clubs with reports by Athletic back in August claimed the Mikel Arteta and club technical director Edu Gasper interested in bringing in the highly-rated forward to Emirates.
With the Gunners set to lose Alexandre Lacazette on a free transfer when his contract expires at the end of the season, Isak has been identified as potential replacement of Frenchman.
According to The Independent, Arsenal are identified Real Sociedad forward as their primary target and the Sweden international has provided a big boost to Mikel Arteta’s side by revealing his desire to play in the Premier League in the future.
‘I’m in a good place at the moment, I’m very happy, but one day it would be nice to play in England as well,” he told The Independent.
‘They have six or seven of the biggest clubs in the world, it’s 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.
‘I have expectations for myself that I’m trying to fulfil, so we’ll see where the journey takes me in future.’
Since arriving at Real Sociedad from Borussia Dortmund in 2019, Isak, 22, has been established himself as one of La Liga’s top young strikers. He has bagged 38 goals and six assists in 101 appearances for Real Sociedad to date, including five goals and an assist in 13 outings across all competitions this term.
Alexander Isak has caught the attention of Arsenal with his goal-scoring exploits at Real Sociedad. Fast, strong and athletic, the 22-year-old is a potent finisher in front of goal, can link up well in the final third and chip in with valuable assists.
The Swede is the archetypal modern-day striker with great technical skills, smart movement and an admirable off the ball work rate. At 22, he is still young and improving, and could add a lot more goals to his tally playing around talented players like Bukayo Saka, Emile Smith Rowe and Martin Odegaard at Arsenal.