Ray Parlour urges Arsenal to sign PL striker similar to Ian Wright

Former Arsenal man Ray Parlour believes Brentford striker Ivan Toney is a top player with similarities to Ian Wright, another Gunners legend.

Toney has been in superb form since Brentford gained promotion back to the Premier League last season and continues to lead the line well for them this term.

His form made him one of the favourites to be named in the England squad for the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup.

However, Gareth Southgate eventually dropped him, but Toney is a solid striker who probably should play at a bigger club than the Bees.

While discussing attacking options for Arsenal, Parlour said to Sports Lens:

“The problem you’re going to have in January is who’s available? I’ve always said Ivan Toney of Brentford. I’d go and try to get him if I could. I don’t think you’ll get him in this window but he’s who I’d go for. I think he’s similar to Ian Wright the way he plays and scores his goals. I know Marcus Thuram at Borussia Mönchengladbach could be available because his contract is up at the end of the year,” 

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Toney has been in terrific form since he came back to the Premier League and he is certainly good enough to play and shine for us.

However, he has to be a player Mikel Arteta considers suitable to his system before we move for him. Parlour has played at the highest level, but his recommendation will not persuade us to buy anyone.

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8 Comments

    1. This is a real shame because I think Toney would have been perfect, and Brentford are not a moneybags club that could easily refuse a generous fee (Given Arsenal’s circumstances). I’m not sure about jail but a ban of several months could well happen, which would defeat the point of getting a striker urgently in Toney’s case.

  1. We should go after Mehdi Taremi. He’s got insane stats for Porto in the past few seasons. We also saw him playing for Iran, dangerous target man. Not only scoring but assists a lot.

    He’s already 30 yes, but looking at other target men, they usually play until quite old (Zlatan, Giroud etc.).

    Porto will sell with the right price as they have Evanilson in the roster.

  2. I would like to concur with Parlour 100 percent… . Ivan Toney will add grit, threat physically and. Aerially to Arsenal. Moreover we will have a stronger traget mane whose conversion rate is very high. LET’S GO FOR THIS PROVEN TALENT ARTETA.
    He is deadlier than Olivier Giroud.

  3. I did suggested we acquire this lad from in the summer as a second striker even after we had gotten Jesus.
    At the time £25;mil could have done the trick.

    He offers something slightly different from Jesus and Eddie,
    He’s premier league ready and would relish the chance at a bigger club, who knows the gaffer could even propel him into a monster.

    My only concern am not sure if he’s the gaffer type of player.

  4. How about Mitrovic from Fulham? He has power and presence and would get on the end of many crossed we put in. I’m sure wages wont be an issue at all.

  5. Brentford striker Ivan Toney faces a lengthy ban after being charged by the English Football Association for 232 alleged breaches of betting rules between February 2017 and January 2021
    Born: 16 March 1996 (age 26 years)

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