As we enter the final week of the January transfer window, Arsenal news is only going to increase, for worse or for better. And in the case of Dušan Vlahović, it’s for worse. According to David Ornstein of The Athletic, a deal for the Fiorentina man is doubtful, with other options now considered. Among those options is Alexander Isak. The Real Sociedad man has impressed in Spain over the years, and could emerge at the forefront of the Gunners’ search for a forward.
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Vlahovic the Best Option, but Isak Not a Bad Alternative
In an ideal world for Arsenal fans, Dušan Vlahović is holding up a red shirt on the red carpet of The Emirates Stadium. We are not, however, in some alternative, ideal reality. Instead, we are in a world where the aforementioned scenario is unlikely to happen as of right now. The current reality isn’t so bad, though.
Replacing Vlahovic on the red carpet could be Alexander Isak. The 22-year-old is overdue a move to the top. In Spain, he has reached new level after new level. And, although the current La Liga campaign hasn’t been his best – just the four goals – he has proven in previous seasons just what he is capable of.
Last season, for example, the Swede netted 17 goals in 34 La Liga appearances. Naturally, too, albeit in a more difficult league, that number should be replicated with the creativity around him should he make the move to Arsenal.
All of a sudden, he would be back alongside former Sociedad teammate Martin Odegaard. When the duo were together in the 19/20 season, Isak scored nine league goals. Now two years on and even more improved, the combination of the two players could take Arsenal to the next level. Of course, a deal is still a long way off, but a move for Isak should be a mouthwatering prospect for Arsenal fans.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Saudi Move Unlikely
Also reported by Ornstein is the news that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is unlikely to make a move to Saudi Arabia, instead opting for a move in Europe if he decides to leave Arsenal. The forward is reportedly unlikely to link-up with the squad in Dubai, leaving his future in London increasingly unlikely.
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