Theo Walcott urges Arsenal to sign Ivan Toney after Champions League defeat to Porto
Posted by  badge Boss on Feb 22
Ivan Toney has impressed since returning for Brentford last month (AMA/Getty)

urged to sign Brentford striker in the summer in the wake of their defeat to Porto on Wednesday evening.

Arsenal slipped to a 1-0 defeat in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie as Galeno’s injury-time strike sealed the win for Porto.

Mikel Arteta’s side failed to replicate their impressive Premier League performances in recent weeks as they failed to register a shot on target at the Estadio do Dragao.

And former Arsenal forward Walcott feels the Gunners need to bolster their attack with Toney, .

‘I am a big fan of a certain Brentford striker who I won’t name,’ Walcott told Radio Five Live after Arsenal’s defeat to Porto.

‘It’s really quite obvious to see there with all the set pieces, are a really big team, but if you’ve got someone like that in your team as well.

Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli ‘would have a field day’ with Ivan Toney in attack, says Theo Walcott (Getty)

‘Missing [Gabriel] Jesus tonight as well who is a different sort of No.9, again, there’s no one else to call upon. is not a striker, I think he’s done really well but I don’t think he’s a standard No.9.

‘That is something I feel that Edu and Mikel will be discussing in the , I’m pretty sure about that.

‘I know we’re talking about someone who is not at the club but you play different with certain players up front, I remember playing with [Olivier] Giroud up front I played differently.

‘Having a big man up front, the wingers would bounce it off him, [Bukayo] Saka and [Gabriel] Martinelli would have an absolute field day.’

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