Speaking to Brentford Player, Toral has revealed his aims for next season are to truly cement himself as an Arsenal player.
The Spanish youngster said: “That’s always been my aim, to go back to Arsenal and prove I can play there. I’m very happy with this season at Brentford as I think I’ve learnt a lot, to be able to go forward with Arsenal.”
Toral’s performances in the Championship have certainly hinted at an ability to turn out in the Premier League, with 34 league fixtures bringing six goals and two assists. Able to play anyway in midfield, as well as in a more advanced wide position, Toral has been one of the standout players in Brentford’s side, and has played a key role as they look to secure a play-off spot with one game of the season left.
Of course, the jump from the Championship to the Premier League is large, especially for a player who wants to make a name for themselves at Arsenal, and competition for places at the Emirates may be too hard for Toral to break down.
The 20-year-old would have to put in consistent top level performances to prove to Arsene Wenger that he is ready for a role with the Gunners, although at his young age he still has plenty of time ahead of him to make an impact with his parent club.
Toral may wish to make an impact at Arsenal next season, but it is more likely that he will be sent out on loan again. Having impressed in the Championship he is arguably deserving of a top flight loan deal, and if he can impress during that Premier League stay, then maybe he will start doing enough to prove to Wenger that he is worthy of a role with the Gunners.