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Arsenal warned they could lose top transfer target to Tottenham despite Ian Wright plea

Ivan Toney

Arsenal switch information: Ivan Toney is linked with a transfer to the Emirates (Picture: GETTY)

have been backed to grab Ivan Toney from beneath the noses of north London rivals . Gabriel Agbonlahor believes Spurs will probably be in sturdy rivalry to signal the striker if they’re nonetheless within the Premier League title race come January.

Tottenham and Arsenal are presently degree on factors on the prime of the desk. Either side have an identical information by way of choosing up six wins and two attracts from their opening eight matches of the season.

Spurs have exceeded all expectations beneath as far as many thought they’d battle following the departure of Harry Kane. Postecoglou introduced in Brennan Johnson late in the summertime window however the Wales star isn’t a like-for-like substitute for the England skipper.

Toney may very well be an possibility for golf equipment in January, as soon as his ban for breaching the FA’s betting guidelines is over. The claimed final month that the 27-year-old was .

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It was reported that Mikel Arteta desires to signal a confirmed goalscorer who can even add a bodily presence up entrance and Toney would supply that. The Gunners could have made a transfer in the summertime had Toney not been suspended.

Arsenal legend Ian Wright lately instructed the that Toney can be the ultimate piece of the jigsaw at Arsenal. Agbonlahor agrees, telling : “They must. [Eddie] Nketiah is an honest striker to convey on with quarter-hour [to go], he is not your essential striker.

“Gabriel Jesus, good on the ball, good at linking however he is not sturdy sufficient holding the ball up, he is not moving into the spots the place you get tap-ins, he is not going to get these headers as effectively. So I feel Ian Wright is completely proper, whoever is severe in regards to the title in January, go get him.”

Nonetheless, Agbonlahor has additionally warned Arsenal that Spurs can even be within the race for Toney. He claims Victor Osimhen, linked with an exit from Napoli, can be too costly for each north London sides.

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Arsenal switch information: Agbonlahor has backed Tottenham to compete for Ivan Toney (Picture: GETTY)

The previous Aston Villa captain claims Spurs have so as to add extra depth up prime, particularly if they’re nonetheless close to the highest of the desk come January. Agbonlahor added: “Nobody will have the ability to afford [Oshimen], he’ll be one thing foolish, £140/150million.

“However, do Spurs go and get Toney? If Spurs come to January and so they’re in a title race… What if [Heung-min] Son acquired injured, contact wooden it would not occur, or [James] Maddison, what then?

“You’ve got acquired Richarlison, he cannot rating, the younger lad  Johnson will do OK. I feel whoever’s severe about this title problem, go and get Toney.”

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