Have Arsenal given up on signing an all-out striker this summer?

Many fans will be disappointed if Arsenal does not sign a great striker in the summer. Every day, a fresh rumor linking Arsenal to this or that top striker surfaces.

If I asked you to name Arsenal’s top striker target, I’m sure most would name Ivan Toney.

Apparently, the Brentford striker was the Gunners’ top winter striker target. However, due to FFP constraints imposed following their huge expenditure last summer, they were unable to recruit him.

Following the winter transfer window, reports emerged that Toney may be available for a low fee — £50 million, according to Sports Lens.

As some Arsenal fans eagerly await the club’s signing of Toney, the Sun has released a bombshell about that potential move.

According to the news source, Arsenal may decide against signing Toney. Why would they do that? The Brentford striker seemed unsuited for Arteta’s mission.

According to a source speaking to the Sun, Mikel Arteta is not interested in a traditional No. 9, which is why he has reconsidered the move for Toney.

“Arsenal are now less interested. Mikel Arteta has a system and a way of playing, and he doesn’t think a conventional number nine like Ivan Toney is what they need,” said a source to the Sun.

With that said, one may wonder who Arsenal’s mysterious striker signing will be. Given the similarity of Viktor Gyokeres, Benjamin Sesko, and Victor Osimhen to Toney, could the decision to rule out a move for the Englishman also affect interest in them?

Darren N


So here are some simple rules which I must insist commenters follow….

You agree not to give any personal abuse to other Arsenal fans. Everyone is allowed to hold their own opinions even if you disagree with them. It COSTS NOTHING TO BE POLITE TO OTHER ARSENAL FANS.

Life is good for us Arsenal fans right now

Watch the lastest video from our friends at DublinArsenal…

CALLING ALL ARSENAL FANS! Anyone who would like to contribute an Article or Video opinion piece on JustArsenal, please contact us through this link

Tags Ivan Toney


  1. Gyokeres, Osimhen, Sesko are far better technically than Toney. Even Gimenez can score with both feet and good headers as well as more technical than Toney.

    Toney is a “traditional 9” as you put it, not technical, creative, but mostly relies on finishing,

    The others you mention, Gyokeres for example, also has 14 assists in all games so far this season; quite different and more than a “traditional 9.”

    I think Arteta wants more than just a one dimensional finisher or just a fox in the box. He wants a player that can create and assist as well as score to help the club.

  2. I dont accept, not for a moment the assertion in this piece that the other three strikers listed are remotely similar to Toney.

    I rather believe , though I clearly do not KNOW, that our interest is far more likely to be in Gyokeres than in Toney. Finance will finally decide, but I will say I am extremely doubtful that Toney, who gereting old in striker terms, will NOT be of interest to us all. What he offers, is not, to my mind, what MA is interested in. Not at all!

  3. I am interested to know which way Arteta is leaning.

    Does he want the bull in the china shop type forward, like Toney or Gyokeres.

    Or would he rather have a Lautaro Martinez type forward, more attuned to the current Arsenal method of quick balls played in and around the penalty area?

    I do think we might need a little more pace at the tip of the spear though!!

    Maybe the price will be the determining factor!

    It will be an very interesting summer.

  4. I dont think Arsenal will not sign a striker this summer. We will surely sign a striker, someone who suits the Arteta system. I think Isak would be a good signing.

Comments are closed

Top Blog Sponsors