TalkSPORT pundit Scott Minto has offered his insights into Arsenal’s potential signings in 2024, suggesting that a significant £100 million player could be on the horizon for the club.
As Arsenal’s sporting director, Edu, faces the task of reinforcing key areas to support manager Mikel Arteta, rumors of a new central midfielder joining the team are gaining traction. The possibility of Thomas Partey leaving, combined with his injury woes this season, has intensified the need for midfield reinforcements.
Additionally, with Mohamed Elneny and Jorginho possibly departing on free transfers next year, Arsenal is reportedly eyeing a move for Douglas Luiz from Aston Villa.
In recent months, there have been widespread claims that Arteta and Edu are keen on strengthening their forward options.
Potential targets include Juventus striker Dusan Vlahovic and Brentford star Ivan Toney, who scored 20 Premier League goals last season before facing a ban for alleged gambling breaches.
Pundit Ian Wright, speaking on the Stick to Football podcast, suggested that Toney could be the missing piece in Arsenal’s puzzle, emphasizing the need for clinical finishing and goal-scoring prowess.
Wright believes Toney’s acquisition could enhance Arsenal’s ability to convert chances and win crucial games.
While Toney has been linked with a move to Arsenal, Brentford is expected to demand a substantial fee, reportedly around £100 million, during the January transfer window. This high valuation might make top clubs think twice before pursuing the talented striker.
Declan Rice, praising Toney’s playmaking ability, likened him to former Spurs superstar Harry Kane. Despite Toney’s quality, the hefty price tag attached to him could influence the decision-making of potential suitors.
Speaking on talkSPORT, pundit Scott Minto expressed his belief that Toney is likely to join Arsenal later in the year.
Minto acknowledged the sentiment among Brentford fans that Toney’s departure is inevitable, suggesting that, while he would personally love to see Toney at Chelsea, the striker could become an Arsenal player next season.
As the transfer speculation continues, Arsenal fans await developments in their club’s pursuit of reinforcements and the potential arrival of a marquee signing like Ivan Toney.