As the winter transfer window comes closer and closer Arsenal are being linked with more and more potential transfers.
According to the football transfer rumours in British media, Arsenal are linked with a move for Brentford striker Ivan Toney.
The 24-year-old has been subject to interest from various Premier League clubs.
The striker has banged in 16 goals and provided 4 assists in 27 matches for Brentford this term on all fronts.
His performances have seen him become the target of many Premier League clubs including Arsenal.
The Gunners are looking to sign a striker and have identified the 24-year-old as potential transfer target.
The England international is thought to perfectly fit the profile of striker Mikel Arteta wants to target in the winter transfer window.
Arsenal are desperate to make an impact in the winter transfer window.
The England international will offer the Arsenal boss the freedom to be more flexible with his formations, tactics and team selections.
According to the report,”Arsenal are watching Brentford striker Ivan Toney. The Daily Express says Toney has attracted admirers at Arsenal, who are now set to keep a watchful eye over the Brentford frontman. The 24-year-old lashed in 24 goals last season for Peterborough in League One before completing his £5million move to the Bees, in a deal that could still rise to £10m in add-ons. Last summer, Toney was tasked with replacing the 2019/20 Championship Player of the Season in Ollie Watkins, who completed a £28m Premier League switch to Aston Villa after finding the net 26 times en route to the play-off final. Arsenal are among his admirers with the Gunners set to continue tracking his performances. Mikel Arteta’s side, who are already working with limited funds, are not shopping for a striker as things stand. However, Alexandre Lacazette has just 18 months remaining on his current Arsenal deal and there are question marks surrounding his long-term future in north London.”
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Brentford would be wise to keep the England international, but if they do let him go expect it to be for a hefty sum.
Everton are apparently trailing Arsenal in the pursuit of Brentford striker.
Ivan Toney ideal fit for Arsenal?
If Ivan Toney is available for the right price, then he could be a clever acquisition for Arsenal.
Toney has all the skillset required to be a success story at Arsenal. Therefore, it makes sense for Arteta to step up his attempts to bring the England striker to Premier League side.
If Mikel Arteta sees him as the right man for his side, Arsenal should quickly make a move to fend off interest from other clubs.
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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.