‘Destined for big things’ – Arsenal urged to sign ‘bullying’ striker

Darren Bent has urged Arsenal to make a move to sign Ivan Toney from Brentford, claiming he would be a great fit for their side.

The former Tottenham striker has previously admitted that the Gunners were his boyhood club, and is regularly asked his opinion on the direction of the club, and today was no different.

With us currently being linked with the likes of Ollie Watkins and Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Bent has claimed that we should be looking at Ivan Toney also, with the striker proving to be a nuisance to some top defenders during his short time in the English top division.

“Could they lure him away from Brentford? Well, of course,” Bent told TalkSPORT listeners(via Football.London) when discussing a potential move for Toney. “Yes (he would be a good fit for Arsenal). It’s early days.

“But what he has shown so far at Brentford, he is the real deal, not in terms of his goal return, just the way he is bullying people and he never shies away from a challenge.

“I think he is definitely destined for big things.”

As much as I respect what Toney has shown so far, I’m not entirely sure he is what we need from a striker. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is towards the latter end of his career, and his goals will desperately need replacing, while we also need to cover for the shortfall as he has already begun to slow.

I don’t believe we will be moving Auba on this summer, but we are already struggling for serious goal threats who will consistently ripple the net, and we are definitely light in that area with or without the Gabon international.

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5 Comments

  1. Bello says:

    He is very good player, i wish we can sign him, we can play him even as a target man.

  2. Atangana says:

    Ivan Toney is really good. I agree with thisassessment. Buy him instead of Watkins or Lewin

  3. James says:

    I love the sound of this transfer, British young, Strong, quick, good in the air, good with ball at feet. Scored 33 goals in the championship last season too and has 2 so far this season. With Laca leaving at the end of the season if not before and Aubas powers fading this would be a top move.

    With this guy we would have 3 strikers that offer something different along Balogun and Martinelli. Think it would be a great addition to out ranks. Tbh we need to send balogun and Martinelli on loan if we’re not going to play them this season. Brighton need a striker as do Newcastle get a loan fee and give them time to grow for next season

  4. Yossarian says:

    Very impressive player. Dangerous in attack but really puts in a shift all around the pitch. Would be great at Arsenal.

  5. jon fox says:

    Quote”…not in terms of his goals”.

    Well , surely UNTIL we can see he has at least the quality to prove he will score goals at PREM level, I’d have thought that his GOAL OUTPUT, is far more important than his ability to “bully” opponents.

    Strikers are so called BECAUSE they strike, which means they score goals. They are not called “bullies”, even though it is a good secondary asset, though way less important to scoring goals.

    All that being said – for full perspective – I DO rate Toney but UNTIL he can prove he scores SUFFICIENT goals at PREM level, he will not be coming to us I suggest. Esp as he will not come cheap!

    Simple as that.!

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