Arsenal told to make 'bank-breaking' transfer as Ivan Toney returns from ban

BRENTFORD, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 27: Ivan Toney of Brentford looks on prior to the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Brentford and Arsenal at Gtech Community Stadium on September 27, 2023 in Brentford, England. (Photo by David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)
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Arsenal thrashed Crystal Palace 5-0 on Saturday to move third in the Premier League, but Mikel Arteta's side still need a centre-forward to bolster their title chances.

Ivan Toney has been linked with a move to the Emirates Stadium for some time, and the Brentford striker is available again after serving an eight-month suspension for betting breaches – but that's not who the Gunners should prioritise, according to Ally McCoist.

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Tom Hancock

Tom Hancock started freelancing for FourFourTwo in April 2019 and has also written for the Premier League and Opta Analyst, among others. He supports Wycombe Wanderers and has a soft spot for Wealdstone. A self-confessed statto, he has been known to watch football with a spreadsheet (or several) open...