Rio Ferdinand believes Alexander Isak is the real deal and the Englishman urged Arsenal to sign the Swede.
Isak was in stunning form for Sweden at Euro 2020 and has continued to perform well for Real Sociedad in La Liga.
The striker has been on the radar of the Gunners, but they have other targets and he also has other clubs looking to sign him.
Former Manchester United defender, Ferdinand believes the Gunners would sign a talented striker if they push to get the former Borussia Dortmund man.
‘He will be a good signing. Another young talented player. He has done really well in the Euros for Sweden, I thought. He is a talented player, man,’ he told Rio Ferdinand Presents FIVE as quoted by the Metro.
Just Arsenal Opinion
Isak has been one of the finest youngsters in Europe for some time now and a move to a much bigger club should come soon.
If he ends up at Arsenal, Mikel Arteta could groom him into one of the most lethal forwards on the continent.
The Spaniard has helped several players become much better at the Emirates so far and he could do the same for Isak.
However, Arsenal would need to beat competition from several other clubs to win the race for his signature.
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Rio definitely does not want Arsenal to sign great playersso if he’s encouraging us to get this player, read between the lines.
Also he has 4 goals this season in La Ligaso not so sure.
No way! Isaak PR is currently running amok with news of Arsenal link and it’s working. I don’t buy the hype. We don’t need another player that’ll need a whole season to adapt to the league like Pepe. Go for DCL, look what Ancelotti did with him. A Premier league proven striker and Arsenal is the next step for him
@Th14, you do have a point, Dominic Calvert-Lewin needs no adjustment to the league, my only issue with him, he’s not good at dribbling but he’s a hardworking diehard player,
@ TH14, Calvert Lewin will be too expensive being an English Player.
His injury records also.
I would rather we get two wide players with trickery and pace and make Martinelli play thru the middle.
We should offer Lacazette a 2 year extension.
If he rejects the offer, then Martinelli and Balogun are enough for the Central Forward roles.
The two wide players are Asensio and Kinsley Coleman.
Martinelli will do well in the middle.
I dont think Martinelli is a CF, even while he played for Ituano, always been a winger, loves to dribble and take on opponents. DCL offers something different, to what we currently have.
Some have raised concerns about his injuries which I believe isn’t being handled properly by Everton.
Coman will be a quality addition but I don’t think Bayern would sell their 25 year old promising winger currently in their first team.
I still can’t see the sense in putting all our eggs into one basket …acquiring a group of young, new strikers …to add to our current crop of young players. It’s time to diversify the squad by adding older players. Are there any good 26/27 year-old strikers available within our price range?
I guess piatek is good
RF. obviously, I would be infinitely less worried about the whole “eggs in one basket” gig if the target was someone the likes of Haaland, as I do worry about Isak’s goal-scoring record thus far and his wafer-thin mint frame…that said, I must admit I’m somewhat intrigued by his rather unique combination of height and pace, as I can envision the possibility of him flourishing with the proper weight training regiment and with better players alongside him, which would undoubtedly be the case here…I guess the bottom-line is I have mixed feeling and as such I would be a tad concerned if we paid over the number for someone that from a goal-scoring capacity is a bit of a boom or bust proposition
Apparently after Real Sociedad’s game today he was waving to crowd and people have read into this as him saying goodbye. Who knows though.
We need a matured goal scorer with EPL experience. DCL, Maupay, Raul etc can do the job.
DCL is an injury worry, just had another set back….no thanks.
We cant afford another injury prone Player.
Also, what is it with Lacazette? we should know by now if the club is offering him a contract or he is leaving.
I wish the club offer him a 2 year extension.
We should go in for him but also extend Lacas contract. Isak will need time to adapt to the PL and Laca will guide him through it.