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According to The Express, Arsenal are interested in signing Brentford striker Ivan Toney in the summer of 2021. 

It has been reported that the Gunners are not looking to sign a new striker in the January transfer window, but the North London club are keeping tabs on former Newcastle United man Toney.

The report has suggested that Arsenal are looking at Toney as a potential replacement for Alexandre Lacazette. 

The Premier League club’s scouts will continue to monitor the development of the 24-year-old striker, according to the report.

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Impressive development

Toney could not make a huge impact at Newcastle, but the striker was superb at Peterborough United in League One and scored 24 goals last season, according to The Express.

The striker moved to Brentford in the summer of 2020 for a transfer fee reported by The Express to be worth £5 million and has been superb in the Championship.

According to WhoScored, the Englishman has scored 16 goals and provided four assists in 22 league games for the Bees so far this season.

Toney told The Sun in November 2020 that he is a fan of AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

The striker told The Sun in November 2020: “I’ve always liked Zlatan. I just love his confidence.  Some people see it as arrogance but you must be like that to succeed. 

“I’m similar to Zlatan in both my confidence and the way I play. When he wants to do something, he just does it. I have some of that in my game and personality. And I believe I’ll be a Premier League striker.”

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