To compensate for the probable departure of Lacazette, Arsenal could bet big on the young forward Alexander Isak according to a report from France.

VIGO, SPAIN - OCTOBER 28: Alexander Isak of Real Sociedad celebrates after he scores his sides first goal during the LaLiga Santander match between RC Celta de Vigo and Real Sociedad at Abanca-Balaídos on October 28, 2021 in Vigo, Spain. (Photo by Octavio Passos/Getty Images)
VIGO, SPAIN – OCTOBER 28: Alexander Isak of Real Sociedad celebrates after he scores his sides first goal during the LaLiga Santander match between RC Celta de Vigo and Real Sociedad at Abanca-Balaídos on October 28, 2021 in Vigo, Spain. (Photo by Octavio Passos/Getty Images)

With Alexandre Lacazette coming to the end of his contract this summer, the Gunners are likely to get out their chequebook at the end of the season, if not before, to buy a new striker.

Mikel Arteta has apparently placed the name of Alexander Isak at the top of his shortlist.

With five goals and an assist in 13 games, Isak has had a good start to the season with Real Sociedad.

He’s been called the successor to Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the Swedish national team (eight goals in 31 caps), and he has reportedly ‘caught the eye’ of Arteta, as anyone who has been paying attention will know, given this is far from the first time Arsenal have been linked with the 22-year-old.

Considered one of the most promising strikers in La Liga, Isak’s value is estimated to be around £36m by the site Transfermarkt.

PAMPLONA, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 07: Alexander Isak of Real Sociedad warms up during the La Liga Santander match between CA Osasuna and Real Sociedad at Estadio El Sadar on November 07, 2021 in Pamplona, Spain. (Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images)
PAMPLONA, SPAIN – NOVEMBER 07: Alexander Isak of Real Sociedad warms up during the La Liga Santander match between CA Osasuna and Real Sociedad at Estadio El Sadar on November 07, 2021 in Pamplona, Spain. (Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images)

It remains to be seen whether Arsenal will have the means to afford the Swedish striker, contracted to the Basque club until June 2026.

According to the British press, the Arsenal hierarchy could offer a hefty transfer kitty to Mikel Arteta if Arsenal seal qualification for the Champions League next year.

It’s a goal that now seems within the reach for Arteta and his young squad, who have put together a 10-game unbeaten run before they face Liverpool (writing this before the game)

According to the most recent report about Lacazette’s future, Arteta will apparently not be speaking with him about a new one until the end of the season, even though that is when his current deal expires and he can sign a pre-contract agreement with a foreign club next month.

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