Alexander Isak proudly admits to the parallels drawn between him and Gunners’ legend, Thierry Henry.
After a sensational run in the Premier League, his style has garnered him a comparison that he “can’t complain” about.
- Alexander Isak, Newcastle United’s record signing, is pleased with comparisons to his idol, Thierry Henry.
- Isak had an impressive debut season in the Premier League, contributing significantly to Newcastle’s qualification for the Champions League next season.
- Despite a four-month hiatus due to a thigh injury, Isak scored 10 goals and his playstyle has been likened to that of Arsenal legend, Thierry Henry.
Embracing comparisons: Isak and Henry
The Swedish international, Alexander Isak, recently confessed his delight at the likenesses drawn between his playing style and that of Arsenal legend Thierry Henry, a player he has admired since childhood.
Isak’s journey to Premier League stardom
After recovering from a thigh injury that kept him sidelined for four months, Isak made a strong comeback.
The star player for Newcastle United, scored 10 goals in his debut season, propelling Eddie Howe’s side to secure a place in the next Champions League.
Isak’s spectacular late goals against Fulham and Nottingham Forest were particularly memorable, further cementing his reputation amongst the Newcastle faithful.
Isak’s inspiration: Thierry Henry
Isak’s stellar performance at Goodison Park in April, where he weaved through numerous challenges and set up a goal, sparked comparisons to Arsenal and Premier League legend Thierry Henry.
This connection has not been lost on Isak, who spoke with pride about his name being associated with the Arsenal icon, stating to the Times, “Henry’s the player I admired growing up, so I can’t complain. I enjoyed that one. They know me in England better now.”
After such an impressive debut season, Isak is now focused on Newcastle’s promising season ahead, aiming to compete with the ‘big teams’ and extend their success.