The Gunners want to add a proven Premier League scorer and someone with a physical profile to their ranks. The 27-year-old fits the bill and they want to move for him.
Toney is currently serving his suspension for breaking betting rules but has returned to training today, even though he cannot feature competitively until January.
Brentford know that the England international wants to leave the club even after they supported him through his ordeal. They have set a £60 million asking price for him.
Arsenal are backing themselves to convince Toney to join them ahead of their Premier League rivals.
Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur have shown interest in signing the former Newcastle United centre-forward.
Manchester United were also monitoring his performances before they signed Rasmus Hojlund. The Gunners are prepared to beat the competition to his signature.
Arsenal’s two strikers are not clinical enough to spearhead a league title challenge, as evidenced yesterday in the north London derby.
Gabriel Jesus had an excellent chance yesterday that he blasted high over the bar. These are the margins that determine where the title goes.
Eddie Nketiah also missed a big chance – his third of the season.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta wants more firepower and has turned to Toney, who notched 20 goals and four assists for Brentford in 33 league games last term.
When the attacker is ready to return to action in January, he will have 18 months left on his deal. Brentford will want to sell him to avoid losing value.
Toney recently changed agents, signing a deal with sports management agency CAA Stellar. This collaboration indicates his intention to leave Brentford.
He will be an excellent asset for whichever club signs him, and Arsenal are fighting to be ahead in the queue.
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