Arsenal will be in the mix to sign Brentford striker Ivan Toney during the January transfer window, according to The Mirror.
The English tabloid claims that the Gunners will join the likes of Chelsea and Tottenham in pursuing the England international, who could cost in the region of £60m.
Most fans on X are keen for the club to sign Toney, who would offer something different in attack:
Jesus/Toney gives us both a false 9 & a target man option. Couldn’t be more perfect
— Calum (@CalArsenal) September 19, 2023
I want himmmmm.
— Abd Basit The Big Asset♥️ (@UnclebeeOla) September 19, 2023
1000% profile we’re lacking in the squad.
— CarlAFC (@CarlTheGooner) September 19, 2023
I'd take him and sell jesus
— chrxsafc (@chrxsafc) September 19, 2023
Yes Yes Yes but it will spell the end of Eddie for sure.
Toney is an animal, has that nasty streak in him, good team player and unreal finisher.
Would be a great addition.
— Khalil (@khalil_plays) September 19, 2023
Take my money!
— Dawid Ostrowski ♻️znamy się z FPLa♻️ (@DawidOstrowsk15) September 19, 2023
He'd be better than Eddie.
— Fraser (@zefrogi) September 19, 2023
fits in like a glove. Would be perfect for us
— 224💙 (@neil224_) September 19, 2023
Arsenal want to add a new dimension up front
With Gabriel Jesus and Eddie Nketiah being similar types of striker, it appears that the Gunners are pursuing Toney as they look at recruiting a no.9 with more physical presence.
The 28-year-old is certainly a handful in the air and it may well be one of the key reasons that Mikel Arteta’s side are considering him as an option.
Toney would give Arsenal the cutting edge they are looking for
Although scoring goals hasn’t exactly been a problem for the Gunners since the start of last season, the absence of a 20-goal striker could really hurt their title ambitions.
Toney is someone who knows where the back of the net is, having scored 20 times in the league for Brentford last campaign, and you would back him to be even more prolific in a team like Arsenal, who create plenty of chances.