Edu and Arteta STILL want to complete Arsenal signing of 21-goal star

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Clubs like ARSENAL will still be looking to buy Ivan Toney this summer despite his eight-month ban from football – Darren Bent says.

The season is almost over and Arsenal will now be looking to get some early transfer deals done in order to improve the squad and Toney is a man that has been added to that shopping list.

Ivan Toney has had a massive season for Brentford and has netted 21 times in all competitions this campaign – but he is about to spend alot of time out of the game.

Toney has been hit with the heavy punishment after admitting 232 breaches of FA betting rules and will now be banned from all football activities until 16 January 2024.

However – Bent reckons he has been so impressive that a club will still make a move for him nonetheless.

‘Of course he’s been caught doing this, then he has to face the punishment,’ Bent said on talkSPORT. ‘But he’s had a phenomenal season, an absolute phenomenal season.

‘Making his England debut, should have got an England cap before he actually got it. He’s got 20 goals playing for Brentford.

‘Since he’s got to the Premier League it’s been easy for him. 12 last season, 20 this season. He’s going to be a big miss.

‘You know what the bonkers thing is, I know he’s been banned for eight months and he won’t feature till January, I still think someone big will still try and get him.’

‘What Brentford might have to do…if someone, Chelsea or someone, comes in with a massive offer for him, knowing that he can’t play till January, Brentford might have to take that money and then find someone else to replace him, [because] that’s half the season done!’ Bent added

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Toney may now be out of the game for a while – but he still a player that can bang in the goals on a weekly basis.

If ARSENAL want something different – then he is the man.

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