The latest Arsenal transfer news is that Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has received a bold recommendation from Rio Ferdinand. The football pundit suggests the Gunners go all out in the January transfer window for the talented Alexander Isak, considering Newcastle's potential need to offload stars.
Newcastle's Financial Woes and Potential Star Sales
As financial struggles loom over Newcastle United after they announced a staggering £150 million loss, this has prompted discussions about the club's financial strategy. With Premier League regulations complicating spending, the Magpies may need to consider selling key assets to address their financial challenges.
Arsenal's Striking Woes
The Gunners have struggled with a lack of prolific strikers, impacting their performance in recent games. With Ivan Toney's move appearing unlikely, Arteta is exploring alternative options. Ferdinand's recommendation aligns with Arsenal's quest for a potent forward to bolster their Premier League title aspirations.
Rio Ferdinand's Bold Advice
Speaking on the issue on his FIVE podcast, as reported by The Mirror, Ferdinand has delivered the suggestion to Arsenal amidst Newcastle's uncertainties. He advocates the Emirates-based outfit’s pursuit of Alexander Isak, highlighting the Swede's dynamic playstyle, particularly evident in his recent performance against Manchester City.
"Alexander Isak was running in behind constantly [against Manchester City], if I’m Arsenal, I’m going all out and buying him,"- continued Ferdinand.
"Why? They can’t spend... they’re struggling with [profit and sustainability rules]. I think there’s another jump up before [he goes to a club like Real Madrid]. I saw somewhere they have to sell before they can buy again."
Eddie Howe's Endorsement and Isak's Potential
Newcastle boss Eddie Howe acknowledges Isak's quality, expressing optimism about the 24-year-old's future success. Despite ongoing recovery from injury troubles, Isak has showcased glimpses of his capabilities, making him a coveted target for clubs seeking attacking prowess.