Martin Keown has forged doubt over whether or not Arsenal are able to signal a participant like Ivan Toney.
The Gunners are searching for a striker to guide their line and have gotten the Brentford man of their sights.
Toney is at the moment on the sidelines as he serves the second half of his eight-month ban for betting offences, with the England worldwide accessible to play aggressive matches once more within the new yr.
talkSPORT understands that Chelsea are eager on a transfer for the 27-year-old, nonetheless the Gunners will definitely be within the race, with Ian Wright describing him as ‘the final piece of the jigsaw’.
In keeping with Arsenal legend Keown, Toney can play the identical function as Erling Haaland for Manchester Metropolis, however that may not work for the Gunners.
The Norwegian isn’t concerned within the recreation at massive and his solely job is to attain boatloads of objectives.
Discussing Arsenal’s curiosity in Toney, Keown instructed talkSPORT: “If we examine Ivan to Haaland and what Haaland does in that workforce… Man Metropolis, as a result of they’re so sturdy in every single place else, have been in a position to take that participant out of the highest of the workforce.
“They’ve performed with a false 9 for a few years, two or three seasons the place they may combine that participant who drops from a excessive place into midfield to present them the management they wanted.
“As soon as they secured that midfield with Gundogan, De Bruyne and Rodri, they mentioned ‘okay let’s convey that striker in’.
“It’s whether or not Arsenal are prepared for that.
“Gabriel Jesus, when he’s taking part in striker, we see him at left again and everywhere in the pitch as a result of it’s extra of a collective effort.
“Perhaps he has to try this as a result of prior to now the workforce hasn’t been sturdy sufficient defensively, so it’s the place the workforce is.
“However I get it as a result of Toney is a prolific goalscorer.”
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