Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal should recruit Ivan Toney, according to Jamie Carragher, if they want to beat Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City to the Premier League title this season.
Arsenal should take a chance on Brentford striker Ivan Toney, according to the former Liverpool defender and Sky Sports commentator.
Carragher isn’t sure that the 27-year-old England international will be a major success at Arsenal.
However, the Sky Sports commentator believes Arsenal must take a gamble on Toney.
The Mirror claimed in late September that Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, and Chelsea were all interested in signing Toney.
Jamie Carragher urges Arsenal to sign Brentford striker Ivan Toney.
According to the Daily Mail, Carragher said of Toney and Arsenal, “Yes, he could [join Arsenal], and he is a different type of striker.”
“I’m a huge fan of his, but he’s moving to a big club, and can you handle the scrutiny?” Brentford does not have that expectation.
“There is no doubt that the talent exists, but can Arsenal win the Premier League?”
“Arsenal might need to take that chance; if they don’t fix that position and the goalkeeper situation, then it will be difficult to overhaul Manchester City.”
My View: Arsenal could struggle to sign Ivan Toney in January
In the January transfer window, I believe Arsenal will struggle to get Ivan Toney from London and Premier League opponent Brentford.
Toney may wish to quit the Bees in the midst of the season, according to rumors.
That might be true, but keep in mind that he is under contract with Brentford.
Brentford are a well-established Premier League team with little financial incentive to trade any of their players, especially in the midst of the season.
I predict Arsenal will sign Toney in the summer of 2024 rather than January 2024.
Toney has made 68 Premier League outings in his career.
In those games, the striker has 32 goals and nine assists.
Arsenal currently sits fourth in the Premier League rankings, with 24 points after 11 games, three points behind leaders and defending champions Manchester City.
The Gunners will face Sevilla in the UEFA Champions League at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday before hosting Burnley in the Premier League on Saturday.