Arsenal are still being linked with Brentford star Ivan Toney when he is free to play football again in January.
ARSENAL have improved most areas of the pitch this summer window and brought in players that will only improve their chances of winning that Premier League title form Manchester City.
But there has been some rumours in the media that Mikel Arteta is looking to get some more transfer deals done in the January window and try to add a more proven striker to the squad that can bang in 20 goals a season.
Toney, who is currently serving an eight-month ban for betting rule breaches, scored 20 Premier League goals last season with Brentford and is a man that all the big clubs are interested in signing despite his ban.
WHAT IS THE LATEST –
According to Football London, the Gunners are looking into the idea of bringing Ivan Toney to the Emirates in the January window, despite all the interest in the Brentford forward.
This comes after Toney may have hinted that his future lies away from the Bees after signing with Jonathan Barnett’s CAA Stellar Agency. The England international has just two more years remaining on his contract at the Gtech Community Stadium.
He also recently revealed his preferred destination after revealing that he is a huge admirer of the Gunners.
WHAT HAS BEEN SAID –
The striker said: “I’ve been a Liverpool fan my whole life, but from young I’ve liked Arsenal. I’ve liked watching Arsenal and how they play and how passionate their fans are.
“I’m a Liverpool boy at heart.”
SHOULD ARSENAL SIGN TONEY?
Look, Toney will be our for the next few months because of issues off the pitch – but that doesnt hide the fact he is a proven 20-goal a season Premier League striker – he really is quality.
Arsenal are lacking a big man like Toney up top and the way that Arteta plays – he would fit into the system perfectly at the Emirates.
Gabriel Jesus may be the number one at ARSENAL – but once he gets injured, Eddie Nketiah comes in and does a good job, but he is not a 20-goal striker.
Toney would be a buy that Arsenal fans would welcome.