3 reasons why Alexander Isak should be Arsenal's priority striker target

  • The Newcastle United striker is reported to be the Gunners' preferred option this summer and there are plenty of reasons why this should be the case
Alexander Isak is Arsenal's priority striker target this summer
Alexander Isak is Arsenal's priority striker target this summer / Stu Forster/GettyImages
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It has been reported that Arsenal will prioritise a move for Alexander Isak in their bid to sign a striker this summer.

The Gunners have previously targeted Isak and while they have been linked with other big names, it seems that they will pursue the Sweden international and there are many reasons why this should happen this summer.

1. Impressive Premier League record so far

Alexander Isak
Alexander Isak has put up good numbers since joining the Premier League / Sebastian Frej/MB Media/GettyImages

Since signing for Newcastle United in 2022, Alexander Isak has put on some impressive displays in the Premier League and his numbers show that. He has scored 22 goals in 42 appearances so far in his Premier League career which averages at 0.52 goals per game.

Isak has been brilliant this season having scored 12 goals so far in the league, currently ranking eighth in the goalscoring charts. With 0.77 goals per 90 minutes so far this season, he sits in the 99th percentile of players in the English top flight.

So far this season, he has outperformed both his xG of 10.50 and non-penalty xG of 9.10, with two of his 12 goals coming from the penalty spot. This shows that he's not a standard poaching striker and is capable of scoring less expected goals as well. Impressively, Isak has a shot conversion rate of 34.29% this season, which puts him in the 95th percentile of Premier League players.

As his numbers show, Isak is a natural goalscorer and is more than capable of scoring in the Premier League. Arsenal have been in desperate need of a dangerous presence in front of goal for so long and Isak's Premier League record is one reason why he should be their priority.

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