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Latest Arsenal transfer news as Brentford star Ivan Toney is sent a message after his goalscoring return against Nottingham Forest on Saturday
Ivan Toney marked his competitive return for Brentford with a goal in their 3-2 Premier League win against Nottingham Forest. The England international had been banned from football for the last eight months by the FA after admitting to 232 betting breaches after initially being charged with 262 charges.
During his absence, transfer links to the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool significantly ramped up with Toney himself adding fuel to the fire. Speaking on the Diary of a CEO YouTube podcast back in August, he said: “I’ve been a Liverpool fan my whole life but from young I’ve liked Arsenal. I’ve liked watching Arsenal from how they play and kind of how passionate (their) fans are.”
Toney playing his football at Emirates Stadium in the future certainly seems possible with Arsenal lacking a natural goal-scorer at the club. Gabriel Jesus and Eddie Nketiah both have strengths but neither appear able to score 15-20 goals in a season to push the Gunners towards the Premier League title.
Ahead of his Premier League return, Toney once again discussed his future at Brentford with a huge claim made about where he would like to end up. “You can never predict when is the right time to move elsewhere,” he said. “It’s obvious I’d like to play for a top club, everybody wants to play for the top clubs, fighting for titles and these kinds of things.

“So whether it’s this January for a club to come in and pay the right money, who knows? But my main focus is doing what I do on the pitch and let the background work take care of itself.” Even though Toney had not featured in eight months, the 27-year-old looked very sharp in the opening stages with a goal inevitably arriving after just 19 minutes.
After Orel Mangala dragged down Mikkel Damsgaard on the edge of the box, Toney stepped up and fired a free-kick round the wall and into the back of the net. Watching on was his former Brentford team-mate David Raya who made the switch from the Bees to Arsenal in the summer.

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