Arsenal backed to sign striker who can be “better than Wright”


To resolve their striker issue, Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta was backed to sign a new striker. According to the ex-gunner star, this striker can be better than former English striker Ian Wright. Jermaine Pennant believes Ivan Toney can be better than Ian Wright for Arsenal. Mikel Arteta is keen on signing the Brentford striker, who has been backed to succeed if he makes the move to the Emirates. So we may may witness a move of Ivan Toney to Arsenal next transfer window.

Toney is currently serving his eight-month ban for breaching The FA’s betting regulations. He made a comeback in a friendly against Italian side Como this week and scored. He is allowed to train with the Brentford first team but cannot play again until mid-January next year. Arsenal are looking forward to the possibility of signing the 27-year-old to strengthen heir attacking segment. He scored 32 goals for Brentford in his first two seasons at the Premier League.

Ivan Toney to Arsenal:

Pennant told Lucky Block:

“I’ve said a few times that Toney would be a great signing for Arsenal. He’d be a newer, better Ian Wright! It would be a walk in the park for him and he’d boost Arsenal.”

Toney would have to work hard relentlessly to be better than Wright. Wright stil remains Arsenal’s second-leading goalscorer of all time with 185 goals. Moreover, he has won the Premier League and two FA Cups during his seven-year stay in north London.

Pennant also believes there will be movement at Napoli, with the potential of Victor Osimhen leaving in January. He claims Arsenal should be in the race for the Nigeria star if he becomes available as free agent.

Pennant added:

“If that doesn’t happen, though, then keep in mind that there’s a lot of noise coming out of Napoli regarding Osimhen. If he came to Arsenal, then you have to start to talk about them being massive contenders to City.”

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