Forget Toney – Arsenal told to wrap up January deal for 12-goal star

Getty Images

Arsenal have been urged to NOT sign Ivan Toney and instead look at Bournemouth’s Dominc Solanke.

The Gunners have once again been one of the most exciting sides to watch in the Premier League this season and have a real chance of winning that title if they are able to score the goals needed.

But Mikel Arteta has seen his side struggle at times this season, as Eddie Nketiah and Gabriel Jesus are not players that can score 20-30 goals a season, somthing that is needed at the Emirates.

Solanke started his professional career at Chelsea after spending a decade in the academy at Stamford Bridge. He was a prolific goalscorer at youth level but was rarely given the chance for the first team.

After an unsuccessful spell at Liverpool, he has found a home at Bournemouth and is finally proving he can score goals in the Premier League. He is enjoying his best campaign in front of goal in the top flight, with 12 strikes in 18 appearances.

And amid the speculation – Pundit Chris Sutton has opened up and told ARSENAL that they should try and sign Solanke this transfer window, rather than top transfer target Ivan Toney.

Pundit Chris Sutton said: “There’s been plenty of talk already about how manager Mikel Arteta needs to sign another striker in January.

“Toney has been linked for a while, but he has not played for months because of his suspension. He will have been training, but how much match sharpness does he have?

“Arsenal are trying to win the title, so they haven’t got time to wait for anyone to get up to speed.

“If we are looking at the names that are supposedly within their grasp, Bournemouth’s Solanke stands out as the best candidate.”

IcFootballnews View…

We are not sure that Solanke is able to lead the attack for one of the biggest clubs, he tried at Chelsea, he tried at Liverpool and failed to do so, so it would be a surprise to see ARSENAL signing him

At this stage of his career, he is at the best club for him and leaving could be another transfer mistake.


Most Read: Arsenal news: Boss announces he is desperate for £80M star to make transfer decision

Top Read: Mikel Arteta told £100M star the kind of player that Arsenal need to sign right now

Must Check Out: £87M striker officially sends message to Arteta about January move to Arsenal


1 Response

  1. David omondi says:

    We a strike

Verified by MonsterInsights