Hutton hails Isak as Aubameyang upgrade after Arsenal transfer update from Spain
Alan Hutton has claimed an Arsenal move for Real Sociedad striker Alexander Isak could reinvigorate their attack.
The former Spurs defender, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, said the 21-year-old would provide an ‘exciting’ alternative for the Gunners.
Spanish outlet Fichajes reported on Sunday (September 12th) that Arsenal remain interested in a move for Isak – despite him signing a new deal with the Basque side in the summer.
The report claims the Swede’s release clause stands at around £77million – and a previously held buy-back arrangement with Dortmund has now expired.
Isak scored 17 goals in 34 league games for Real Sociedad last season.
His form earned him a starting berth during Sweden’s EURO 2020 campaign, where he put in a string of lively performances and registered two assists.
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Hutton likened the youngster to current Gunners ace Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who has struggled for form recently with Arsenal languishing in the lower reaches of the Premier League.
“He reminds me of Aubameyang in a lot of ways – he can come in off the wing and get into dangerous positions,” he told Football Insider‘s Ewan Kingsbury.
“It’s gone stale at Arsenal; you watch them and just expect the sort of poor results that we’ve been seeing.
“I don’t know if he is the missing piece of the jigsaw, but he’s a really good, exciting player as we saw in the Euros in the summer.
“He’s direct and really aggressive with his play, he can impose himself and maybe that’s what Arsenal need.”
Aubameyang’s strike partner Alexandre Lacazette is out of contract at the Emirates Stadium next summer.
He has played just 31 minutes in the Premier League this term.