Arsenal prioritise move for Alexander Isak

Arsenal are set to prioritise a move for Alexander Isak but will not be drawn into a transfer battle for a player Mikel Arteta sees value in.

According to The Independent, Arsenal are set to prioritise a move for Alexander Isak, but any move will have plenty of complications. For starters, the Gunners are not planning to get drawn into a transfer battle for the £63 million Newcastle United star, with the Magpies also set to test his commitment with a new contract.

Arsenal prioritising Alexander Isak’s move

Arsenal are set to enter the market for a top striker and have settled for Alexander Isak as their priority target. The £63 million Newcastle United star has had a good season, scoring 23 goals across all competitions and recently becoming a top target man in the Premier League.

Some outgoings are expected in the Arsenal striking department, with Eddie Nketiah likely to move on, while doubts have been cast on Gabriel Jesus’ future. While there are links to Atletico Madrid for the Brazilian, Arteta has categorically ruled out a move for him in the summer.

Arsenal have been keen on Isak and have set aside a price point for acquiring the £63 million Newcastle United star. However, they are unwilling to enter into a prolonged transfer saga for the striker, although Arteta sees plenty of value in signing the Swedish star as he feels he would complete the current squad.

The Gunners have had Kai Havertz as their central striker since the turn of the year, and despite the German’s promising performances, there’s some room in the forward line for a stellar addition. Arsenal could test Newcastle United’s resolve with a stern offer, as the Magpies will try to ward off their advances for the Swede.

Newcastle United will offer Isak a new contract?

Newcastle’s Saudi owners want to retain all of their top talents, but in the case of Isak, they might be forced to sell him to aid with their PSR-related obligations. Yet, Eddie Howe wants the club to keep hold of a player of the Swede’s quality, someone they have made a massive investment in.

They might even look to offer him a new contract, although the striker’s response to that potential offer could show how committed he is to the club’s project. This is where Arsenal might have the upper hand, as they might lure Isak into their project with the promise of the Swede leading the line for a long time.

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