Arsenal were asked to sign Brentford striker Ivan Toney this summer. The 26-year-old striker is considered to be the ideal signing for the Gunners. Moreover, Arsenal have just left Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette.
Arsenal have recently been linked with a number of top strikers in the transfer market this summer. One of them is Manchester City’s fast striker, Gabriel Jesus. But the Brazilian player never came to the Emirates Stadium. The negotiation process between Arsenal and Manchester City is still going a lot.
Reported Sportskeeda.com, former Liverpool striker, Dean Saunders, suggested Arsenal bring in Brentford striker Ivan Toney in the transfer market this summer. Toney’s presence is considered fitting to fill the void of a sharp striker at the Gunners. “If I were Arsenal I would sign Toney from Brentford. I would have signed him from Brentford, sorry Brentford fans,” said Saunders.
Toney had a good track record last season. The former Newcastle United striker scored 14 goals and six assists from 37 appearances. Saunders thinks the tall player could be a good signing for Arsenal. “I think Arteta is on the right track. He would be a great signing. I would have signed him if I were Arteta.”
The Gunners are also urged to immediately secure the signature of Raphinha. The Leeds United winger did not take long to set up in the Premier League by scoring quite a number of goals and assists. He has also been linked with Liverpool and Manchester United.
He was even widely said to be moving to Liverpool. But Raphinha still stays at Leeds to this day. The presence of Raphinha is considered to be able to increase the team’s pounding power. Moreover, now Arsenal only leaves Gabriel Martinelli and Eddie Nketiah whose contracts have just been extended in attack.
Arsenal actually just signed a young Brazilian striker, Marquinhos. But the player has not been proven in the Premier League. The news of Arsenal’s interest in Raphinha was responded positively to former Arsenal star, Jack Wilshere. “For someone who has only been in England for two years, he has a lot of experience,” Wilshere told talkSPORT.
Wilshere assessed Raphinha immediately clicked with the atmosphere of English football. The player proved successful in helping Leeds escape from the brink of relegation. “He knows he is ready to fight. I think he will be a good player for Arsenal. It will be expensive, of course,” said Wilshere.