Ben White was given a rough welcome to life at Arsenal when the £50m arrival from Brighton and Hove Albion was completely embarrassed by Ivan Toney, and the Brentford star was at it again last night against Chelsea.
The Bees star led the attack against their west London rivals as Thomas Frank’s side were unable to break down the Blues. Brentford were, on paper, all over Chelsea.
The hosts managed seven shots on target compared to Chelsea’s one, yet Ben Chilwell’s goal was the difference on the night as Thomas Tuchel’s side returned to the top of the Premier League table.
Yet for Toney, it was another impressive showing from the Brentford star, with the striker winning nine of his ten aerial duels against Chelsea. And his performance brought flashbacks for Arsenal fans in the opening day of the season.
Toney was again a monster in the air that night as White had a debut to forget for the Gunners. Brentford won 2-0 on the night, with the striker’s presence being a key reason behind Brentford’s win.
Indeed, Toney has impressed against Liverpool and Wolves this season. And his performance against Chelsea was also one to remember despite not being able to get onto the scoresheet.
Arsenal fans react as Toney dominates against Chelsea
With Toney having such an impressive game against Chelsea, it was only natural for some Arsenal fans to note how his performance against White wasn’t a one-off.
Here’s what some Arsenal supporters had to say on Twitter about Toney’s performance against Chelsea…
Such a complete striker and doesn’t get the credit he deserves— Greg (@ScoutXd1) October 16, 2021
man even feasted on van dijk— Omar Rashad🇵🇸 (@AbuDoma94) October 16, 2021
That's what happens when you play for Arsenal— JackHarrison (@J_Harrison_13) October 17, 2021
Toney needs to be at a big six the guy terrorised Matip who’s an extremely underrated CB and top class.— Ryan 🐊 (@LFCryan__) October 16, 2021
Selective attention at its worst— Dr. Rajpal Brar, DPT (@3cbPerformance) October 16, 2021
He bullied Joel Matip in the air. Matip is one of the best CBs in Europe when it comes to aerial duels. Toney is a outstanding.— EPL Index (@EPLIndex) October 16, 2021