Ian Wright insists Premier League striker is the last piece of the jigsaw for Arsenal

Ian Wright believes that the persistent links between Arsenal and Brentford’s Ivan Toney will continue because Toney is the type of striker that Arsenal needs to complete their team.

Toney played a pivotal role in Brentford’s promotion to the Premier League. While he is currently serving a lengthy betting ban, which will keep him out of action for the first half of this season, reports suggest that Toney is keen on a move to Arsenal.

Wright asserts that Arsenal requires a target man, and he is of the opinion that the Bees striker is the ideal candidate to fulfil that role at the Emirates.

He said on The Overlap: ‘You can’t question the endeavour of Eddie (Nketiah) or (Gabriel) Jesus but you look back at the Tottenham game with the Jesus chance. For a player of that calibre to be in that position 1-0 up, those chances have to be buried. 

‘The margins are so small now you can’t afford to be missing chances like and that and not winning games. The work off the ball is fantastic for both players. 

‘The Toney links don’t go away because for me that is the last piece of the jigsaw. He’ll do it if it can be done.’

Just Arsenal Opinion

Toney has proven he can deliver goals in the Premier League and the striker is a player we certainly need to add goals to our game.

However, signing him in January would be tricky because Brentford is struggling on the pitch and would want to keep him until the end of the season, knowing that this could guarantee their safety.


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  1. Price dependent. He is not a long term investment, he has no sell on value, so Arsenal would not pay more than £60 million after addons, with an openning bid of £48 million. Unless a swap deal of Nketiah plus £40 million can be made, otherwise Brentford will be over pricing Toney and his only chance of leaving them would be to run his contract down. So i cannot see this one happening for Arsenal.

  2. daveg above is absolutely correct, he’s not the typical Arsenal signing and with phase five almost upon us, a can’t see this lad arriving at the Emirates.

    1. Jorginho, Trossard and Raya were bought by arsenal and they did not mind about their sell on value so if edu and artetas wants to sign him they will,Toney will fit into this arsenal soo well.

        1. Neftali, you are right about their sell on value but you may have overlooked one important fact and is that they were both bought after we missed out on our target, so it was more of a stop gap if you understand me.

          Arsenal is presently at the stage now where they are keeping company with the big boys, the Citizens, Liverpools and Real Madrid.

          As we approached the final phase Arsenal has to sign a striker that offers more, the Osimhen, Cancelo Ramos etc , those are the names should be in the conversation.

  3. When has sell on value worked for Arsenal, except in the case of Hale End graduates?
    If a young CF to develop is the way to go, a punt on Ghent”s Gift Orban may be worthwhile. He has scored at almost a goal a game over the last two seasons in Belgium.
    Ivan Toney, as daveg states, at the right price is a no brainer to provide what Arsenal needs as a No. 9 to convert chances provided by its midfield.

    1. Your having a purple patch OG 😂😂!!
      It seems that the owners are more than willing to lose money with the transfer policies adopted since MA’s arrival,, so I don’t think Toney’s sell on value comes into the equation one iota.

    1. Provided as a professional footballer, he performs and acts in the best interests of the Club, which is paying his wages, then yes.

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