Sweden’s Alexander Isak is the striker Arsenal should be going for (plus video)

Real Sociedad’s Alexander Isak exactly the type of striker Arsenal should be looking at

Alexander Isak. Remember the name.

The Swede is gradually emerging as a household name in Spain due to his exploits with Spanish club Real Sociedad. And it won’t be long before he’s casually thrown in conversation of ‘one of the best center forwards in the world.’

Although the 21-year-old still has a lot of developing to go through, his career trajectory certainly looks appealing. After switching Real Sociedad at the expense of Borussia Dortmund, Isak has been one of the best up-and-coming young center forwards in La Liga.

The Swedish international scored 17 goals in the league this season at the Anoeta Stadium, finishing sixth in the Top Scorer ranking of the league. That feat is even more impressive when you consider that he hit the frame of the goal only 41 times (that also means that he failed to hit the target miserably sometimes).

His 1.9 meters tall frame can be extremely useful to Mikel Arteta. The team can have an attacking outlet where the goalkeeper can aim at. Although Pierre Emerick Aubameyang is almost as tall as the Sociedad man, it is not a secret that his aerial presence is next to nothing.

With Isak, Arsenal can also expect a player who has a greater presence in the opposition box. Last season, the former Dortmund man took 4.56 Touches in the Box, while Alexander Lacazette and Aubameyang took 3.56 and 4.04.

The following illustration will give you more context of the quality the young forward possesses:

 

Isak, who has 22 appearances for his national team, also boasts of a higher Passing Completion Rate into the 18-yard-box. His figure was at an impressive 68.8%, while Lacazette was slightly ahead of him at 74.3% and Aubameyang at a lowly 53.8%.

Many people have already made a conclusion on the Sociedad man by stating ‘Isak is already one of the best U21 center forwards after Erling Haaland.’

But there are always two sides to a story. Isak has been criticized of being inconsistent, and sometimes failing to find the ‘finishing touch’ in front of the goal.

Regardless of his faults, the Swede still have the potential to reach the highest stages in the game.

Yash Bisht

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  1. Herbz says:

    That’s the striker I’ve always recommended since 2020.

    But I know he’s way out of our reach

  2. Khadii says:

    Not the required standard for a swedish Welbeck.
    Especially for d amount quoted.. 70 what?
    If we need a tall striker a.k.a target man badly, get the man from Genk who scored 37goals. Paul Onuachu

    1. Ogunleye says:

      U are right

    2. ozziegunner says:

      👍

  3. GIFT MWANAMANGA says:

    I strongly believe that if arsenal wants new players they should look inside the premier league,most players outside the premier league they struggle with the high tempo of the league it doesn’t matter how expensive they are.we should try to sign players from the premier league first that should be our first priority.

  4. SoccerFan says:

    Arsenal can’t afford him, big money teams like Barca, Real Madrid, Chelsea, Man City all chasing him.

  5. Koandj says:

    I think Vlahovic from Fiorentina has better stats and he’s the same age. Only Lewandowski and Messi scored more than him in European leagues (Haaland same amount) but nobody is talking about him…

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