Arsenal won’t win anything ‘any time soon’, Prem striker claims

Date published: Tuesday 14th September 2021 12:18 - Lewis Oldham


Arsenal will not win anything “any time soon” as at the moment, they are “not the best”, according to Brentford forward Ivan Toney.

So far this season, Arsenal have just one win from their opening four Premier League games. They lost their first three outings before they beat Norwich City 1-0 over the weekend.

Before this, the Gunners were convincingly beaten by Chelsea and Manchester City.

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On the opening day, Arsenal faced newly-promoted Brentford. The Bees got the better of their London rivals thanks to goals from Sergi Canos and Christian Norgaard. 

Arsenal have been linked with Toney in recent months. The striker has told the Baller Talk YouTube channel that the Gunners are not the team they used to be:

“Arsenal fans are going to batter me for this, but you see Arsenal at the moment and they’re not the best.

“There was a difference [between the Championship and the Premier League], don’t get me wrong, but it wasn’t crazy like: if you make a mistake, it’s going to end up in the back of the goal.

“I didn’t really see that. They were good at keeping the ball, but it didn’t really affect us.

“They weren’t as crazy as I thought [they would be]. I don’t know if it was [whether] they weren’t so good or we were just excited as it was our first game and it was Arsenal and Premier League [and] all these things coming into the picture.

“I just didn’t see them how they used to be. You used to look at Arsenal and think [they were] crazy and they were going to win this game, win this game.

“These days, I don’t see them winning nothing any time soon.”

Elsewhere, Danny Murphy has suggested that Arteta is “walking the plank” as Arsenal head coach:

“He is walking the plank I think.

“I like him. I like the way he comes across, I like his humility, I like his work ethic, but ultimately it doesn’t take you far.

“You have to produce a winning side with what you have got and he has got some good players, it’s not like he has got a squad full of duds – he has got some really talented boys in there.

“I know they have had a few injuries and I have been trying to find patience in terms of why it has not been going well.

“They should be in a better position than they are. The next few weeks are key, the next few games.

“But I am just not seeing enough in the team. In the way they play for him to sustain a challenge to the big boys.”

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