The gunners are pulling out of the race to sign elite striker

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In the January transfer window some top-tier Premier League clubs were interested in signing Brentford striker Ivan Toney. Arsenal were also interested in him. Mikel Arteta thought that he will perfectly fit into their playing system.

What really happened after January?

In the January transfer window, everyone was talking about Ivan Toney because of his masterclass performances with Brentford. Toney is a prominent centre forward who can hold the ball with his physique and score goals by doing link-up play. He and Mbuemo were the two best attackers for Brentford because both of them used to do link-up plays and score beautiful goals. All the teams were terrified about their goal scoring threat.

Once the January transfer window ended, the name of Ivan Toney was nowhere to be seen with Arsenal.

In an interview of Inside Arsenal Charles Watts asked Ticks, Team News, Gunners Source, “Why have the links to Ivan Toney gone quiet? He seems like a forgotten man now?

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Ticks, Team News and Gunners Source said,
They don’t like him. They met him and didn’t like him, I said in February a week prior that I thought Toney would be an Arsenal player because they met him, but I found out what happened from that meeting and that they didn’t like him. Essentially, I think they’d been speaking behind the scenes to him and his agent, he wanted to move to a big club and preferably Arsenal, he thought he would get tons of goals and suit the system, but they met him and they purely didn’t like him.”

Details about the transfer talk with Ivan Toney

Back in January Brentford set a price tag of £45m on Ivan Toney. After the January transfer window, Arsenal started to speak with the young English striker behind the scenes. According to TBR football the gunners have met him in person and spoke about their project. It seems that they were trying to convince Ivan Toney to agree with their terms. But things didn’t go as we expected. The Arsenal hierarchy didn’t like Ivan Toney. It may happen because he is straightforward in his answers. He always like to whine about his inconveniences.

On top of that Mikel Arteta always look to sign those players who will obey his advices. He is trying to build a squad which will perform as a single team in every match. If he includes players like Ivan Toney, he will cause disturbance in his harmonious squad.

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