Merson advises Arsenal to secure top English striker this summer

Is Ivan Toney the mysterious physical striker Arteta has been yearning for? by Daniel O

There’s been a lot of talk surrounding Arsenal’s attack these past few days. Many are worried about Gabriel Jesus’ form. He hasn’t been doing what he is well known for, bullying opposing defenders, which is worrying.

Some Gunners believe that it is now clear that Arteta’s project going forward could do with another top center forward. A few weeks ago, claims emerged that Arsenal already had an idea of a striker they’d be signing.

Apparently, Arteta is keen to add a physical striker to his squad. Arteta wants someone like Haaland or even Harry Kane, who can be bad news for Arsenal’s opponents. There are not many like them out there. But after listening to Paul Merson advise Arteta to steal Ivan Toney from Brentford, could he be that? I think he could.

“I don’t see too much difference between him and Jesus; I don’t, but if I was Arsenal, I would take him. I would take him. He suits Arsenal down to the ground. Sometimes you cannot go long with Jesus, but you can go long with Toney. He is good in the air,” said Merson on Sky Sports.

“He has got a very good brain, Toney. He can see a picture. He is not Harry Kane, but he can do a Harry Kane job where he can come off the centre-halves and he can pass through and he can find a pass, and he is tidy.”

In 32 PL games this term, Toney has managed 20 goals and four assists. The Brentford man has proven himself. I don’t see him staying at Brentford for long. I hope Arsenal is the team that gives him his next big step. If Arteta wanted a 20-goal-plus physical striker, Toney could be that, don’t you think?

Daniel O


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  1. How many penalties from those 20 goals?I do like his hold up play and headers but I believe he’s too slow we should get tammy abraham instead who’s younger and quicker with the same work rate and out put.

  2. Are you really comparing Tammy to Ivan right now?
    Same output? For real?

    Tammy highest goal in championship is 25 with 6 penalties scored (That’s 19 scored without penalties) while Ivan scored 32 with 11 penalties ( that’s 21 scored without penalties.)

    In EPL Tammy has 15 and 0 penalties and Ivan has 20 and still counting with 6 penalties scored (that’s 14 scored without penalties and that’s 1 less than the best of Tammy in EPL and same goal scored with the best of Tammy in Serie A till date) and Toney still have 5 games to go. Remember Tammy is the main striker in a Chelsea team while Toney did his in Brentford. And if Tammy is a good penalty taker, I know he will be assign to do that. So that’s a bonus for Toney.
    Toney even has more assist and more defensive stat than him.

    You talk about penalties has if it doesn’t matter. If Saka had score is penalty against Westham, we might beat Southampton and still with bigger hope in the title race.

    So stop saying what you don’t know and simply say, you like Tammy more and we will all understand.

  3. I was praying that Arteta should pick this Toney when he was about to sign Jesus.

    I always say that Jesus is just a little upgrade to Nketia.

    Toney is a completely different baller. He has the height, experience and strength. No defender can bully him.

    Arteta should find a way to move out either of Jesus or Nketia and bring Toney to the Emirate.

    I heard manure wants to sign him too.

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