Arsenal planning to step up efforts to sign Toney in January

By on October 11, 2023

Arsenal are reportedly planning to step up their efforts to sign Brentford star Ivan Toney in the upcoming transfer window, as per TeamTalk.

After spending big in the recently concluded summer window, the Gunners are seemingly looking to splash the cash once again in January and they are now looking to reinforce their frontline.

Several players have been mentioned as potential targets for the North London club with Dusan Vlahovic and Victor Osimhen being among them, but Toney is emerging as a serious option.

According to the report by TeamTalk, Arsenal are looking to step up their efforts to sign Toney and they believe the Englishman would be the final piece of the jigsaw.

However, the report claims that purchasing Toney won’t be straightforward for the North London club as Chelsea are also keen on luring him to Stamford Bridge.

Toney to Arsenal

But, TeamTalk states that despite the Blues’ interest, Arsenal are currently in a very strong position to secure the Brentford star’s signature as Toney is a huge fan of Arteta’s side and the striker would be keen to play under the Spanish boss.

It has recently been reported that Brentford are ready to sell their star man in January if they receive a big offer and they could accept a fee of around £60m. So, Arsenal will have to spend big to acquire the 27-year-old’s service next year.

The Englishman has been suspended for eight months after being found guilty of breaching betting rules and his ban will be lifted in January next year.

Toney is a highly talented player and has already showcased his goal-scoring prowess in the Premier League in recent times. So, he would be a great coup for Arsenal if they secure his signature in the upcoming transfer window.

However, it is going to be interesting to see what Arteta decides to do with his current striker options if he eventually signs Toney in January. It will be unsustainable to keep three strikers in the squad so I think the Gunners could opt to cash-in on Eddie Nketiah and keep Gabriel Jesus as the Brazilian is a versatile player and can play multiple positions.