Arsenal are being linked with Brentford striker Ivan Toney – and some of the club’s fans on Twitter have responded by claiming he’s an excellent target for them.
The Express reports that the Gunners have the English forward on their transfer radar.
Is is claimed that Mikel Arteta’s side plan to continue monitoring the Brentford talisman, who is currently the joint-top goalscorer in the Championship with 16 league goals this season.
The report states that Arsenal’s interest in the 24-year-old is not “imminent” due to the fact they have a restricted budget in January, but he’ll remain on their radar.
Toney, who only joined Brentford in the summer, has made a superb start to life with the London club and is lighting up the second-tier with his prolific displays.
He’s an all-round quality striker that has a physical presence and is strong in the air, plus he’s got decent pace and clever movement around the box.
The frontman was formidable in League One during the past couple of years and he’s taken to the Championship so comfortably, but whether he could make the jump again to the Premier League remains the big question.
A selection of Arsenal supporters on social media believe he’s a great long-term target and suggest he’d be a success if he moved to the Emirates Stadium.
One even compared him to club legend Ian Wright, who scored 151 goals in 253 appearances for the North London giants.
Here are some Arsenal fans discussing Toney:
I would absolutely love this.
— Sam (@SK_arsenal) January 15, 2021
MAKE THIS HAPPEN!!
— Maxwell (@MaxwellAFC) January 15, 2021
I'm all for this!
— OptaArsenal (@OptaAFC) January 15, 2021
Would be great but we never make signings from that market https://t.co/sugabgFsUe
— A1 (@A1ZH4RY) January 15, 2021
YES PLEASE https://t.co/aJQAyXXeZu
— Kasper (@Kasper2_7_2) January 15, 2021
BRING HIM IN! Laca out and Toney in would be class https://t.co/qerg0ojoh4
— Aouartist (@AwarEsque) January 15, 2021
Martinelli-Toney-Saka 👀 https://t.co/J0iNKMCUUG
— 🇳🇬 (@afc_GP) January 15, 2021
Could be the next Ian Wright tbf https://t.co/YpnPpZCHrT
— Ethan (@afcMedium) January 15, 2021