“Things Can Happen” – 16 Goal Striker Gives Cryptic Response As He’s Asked Directly About Arsenal Rumours

Newcastle striker Alexander Isak has addressed reports linking him with a move to Arsenal this summer.

The Swedish international has been mentioned as a potential option for the Gunners as they seek a new no.9 and, when asked by Expressen about the possibility of moving to the Emirates, the forward replied:

“It doesn’t affect me that much. It has been talked about many times, in many windows. I see it as just such a thing. Everyone knows that summer is coming and if things show up, things can happen, but I actually haven’t even thought about it.”

Isak was originally linked with Arsenal when he was still at Real Sociedad. However, he went on to seal a £63m switch to Newcastle in the summer of 2022.

The 24-year-old has been in good form this season, having hit the back of the net 16 times in all competitions for the Magpies.

What are the chances of Isak moving teams?

Newcastle are known to be up against it in terms of satisfying the criteria for the Premier League’s Profit and Sustainability rules. It could lead to them selling one of their key assets to balance the books.

If Isak isn’t sacrificed, the alternative is believed to be Bruno Guimaraes. The Brazilian is attracting a lot of interest from other teams and he has a £100m release clause in his contract.

Which other strikers are Arsenal interested in?

The Gunners have been heavily linked with Isak’s international teammate Viktor Gyokeres in recent days but the Sporting Lisbon forward is just one of many options being looked at.

Napoli’s Victor Osimhen, RB Leipzig’s Lois Openda, Ajax’s Brian Brobbey, Feyenoord’s Santiago Gimenez, Bayer Leverkusen’s Victor Boniface and Porto’s Evanilson are also said to be on the club’s radar.

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David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.