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Eddie Howe fires warning to Arsenal over Alexander Isak curiosity


Newcastle boss Eddie Howe has expressed his want to maintain Alexander Isak amid curiosity within the ahead from Arsenal.

The Magpies ahead has scored 18 targets throughout all competitions for the crew this season, making him the squad’s prime goalscorer. His success has caught the eye of golf equipment throughout Europe, but Howe is adamant on conserving Isak at St James’ Park.

“Nobody linked with Newcastle would need to lose him,” Howe mentioned. “He is an impressive expertise. I believed he was wonderful in opposition to West Ham.

“He did not rating in open play however his two penalties have been excellent and his normal play was excellent. His hyperlink play, his athleticism, he appeared in a extremely good place.”

Anthony Gordon

Newcastle earned a chaotic 4-3 win over West Ham / Stu Forster/GettyImages

Isak was lately requested a few summer season transfer away from Newcastle and, whereas he careworn his dedication to the crew, the Swede did go away the door open by admitting “issues can occur” in the summertime switch window.

Isak’s efficiency in opposition to West Ham on Saturday helped the Magpies safe a decent 4-3 victory within the Premier League. He bagged two targets and one help, whereas creating an extra two possibilities.

His efforts have seen him earn a spot on Arsenal’s radar as they appear to bolster their choices within the assault. The signing of a brand new goalscorer will seemingly be a key precedence for the Gunners this summer season, rising their probabilities of incomes silverware.

They’ve been linked with various strikers already, with Isak being only one. Brentford’s Ivan Toney has additionally grow to be a best choice after getting back from a prolonged ban, along with his abilities already clear to see on the pitch.

Arsenal additionally can’t be discounted in pursuit of Napoli’s Victor Osimhen, though London rivals Chelsea are pushing to land the Nigerian’s signature.