Arsenal will need to sell a number of fringe players if they are to fund a move to sign Ivan Toney from Brentford in the January transfer window. The Gunners spent over £200million in the summer bringing in Declan Rice, Jurrien Timber, Kai Havertz and David Raya.
Mikel Arteta has made it clear this season that he wants quality players to compete in every position of his squad. The Arsenal boss could be tempted to return to Brentford and try to poach Toney from Thomas Frank's side in January.
Gabriel Jesus has struggled with injury in the last12 months despite being considered as the Gunners' first choice striker. There remain questions over Eddie Nketiah's consistency, whilst Kai Havertz can operate as a striker if needed.
However, Arsenal may look to strengthen Arteta's squad with the addition of Toney if they can raise funds through player sales in January. The 27-year-old scored 20 Premier League goals last season and finished as the third-highest scorer behind Erling Haaland and Harry Kane.
Brentford are reluctant to lose Toney, as per The Times, but he is out of contract at the end of next season and has changed agents with a view to taking the next step in his career in the coming months. The Brentford striker is banned from playing football until mid-January next year after he admitted breaching FA betting rules.
So, football.london has taken a look at who Arsenal could sell in an effort to raise funds and sign Toney ahead of Chelsea and Tottenham in January...
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