2 winners and 1 loser from Arsenal signing Alexander Isak

  • Arsenal are on the hunt for a new striker this summer
  • Mikel Arteta is a big fan of Alexander Isak
  • Here are 2 winners and 1 loser from that transfer

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3. Eddie Nketiah (loser)

Eddie Nketiah is already on thin ice heading into the summer transfer window. Should Arsenal sign Alexander Isak, then this only pushes Nketiah further down the pecking order.

Of course, Nketiah and Isak both provide different options. This could benefit Mikel Arteta if he manages to keep both of them. However, the quality which Isak would bring to the side all but guarantees Nketiah will play less minutes. Surely, he cannot go another season as anything except the first choice, let alone the third choice.

Eddie Nketiah is 24 years old but next season, he will be 25 years old. The Englishman has been in the starting eleven a disappointing 36% of the time in the Premier League this season. Even throughout Gabriel Jesus' injury, he has not been the first-choice striker, with Kai Havertz and Leandro Trossard still above him in the pecking order, despite it not being their favoured position.

Is there room in the squad for both Alexander Isak and Eddie Nketiah? I don't think so. To me, there is only one winner.