Arsenal tipped to seal Ivan Toney transfer from Brentford by Ray Parlour to take over from Aubameyang on penalties
April 29, 2022 | News | No Comments
ARSENAL legend Ray Parlour has urged Mikel Arteta to bring in penalty specialist Ivan Toney from Brentford in the summer.
The Bees centre-forward has impressed in his first season in the Premier League – chipping in with 11 goals in 24 games for Thomas Frank's struggling side.
Five of his top-flight strikes have come in his last two outings in the victories over fellow relegation rivals Norwich and Burnley.
And three of those goals have come from the penalty spot – bringing up his total to six spot-kicks in all competitions this term.
Incredibly, the 26-year-old has banged in 23 out of his 24 penalties in his career, with his only miss coming for Peterborough in the 2018-19 season.
Arteta's side have struggled from 12 yards out this campaign, finding the back of the net just three times out of the six they have been awarded.
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Former skipper Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who was the first-choice taker before he joined Barcelona in January, missed both of his this season.
Alexandre Lacazette also missed from the spot in December's 2-0 win against West Ham, though he has scored three penalties so far.
And Gunners icon Parlour believes Arsenal should take a gamble on Toney, with the club in the market for a new centre-forward.
Arsenal could bring in two strikers with Aubameyang already gone, while Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah are set to depart on free transfers.