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Gabby Agbonlahor tells Arsenal to sell Emile Smith Rowe and sign 27-year-old PL star now

TalkSPORT pundit Gabby Agbonlahor has urged Arsenal to sell Emile Smith Rowe and use that money to sign Ivan Toney in January.

The Gunners are expected to be active in next month’s transfer window. They are currently on top of the Premier League table and a big addition in January could give them the push they need to win the title. Agbonalhor thinks Toney is the one Mikel Arteta should sign.

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Gabby Agbonlahor tells Arsenal to sell Emile Smith Rowe and sign Ivan Toney
Arsenal have been linked with a move to sign Ivan Toney for months now.

The Brentford striker hasn’t played at all this season following his ban for breaching betting rules. He will be allowed back in the middle of January, and he could be on the move then.

A number of pundits, including Gary Neville, have urged Arsenal to sign a new striker next month if they want to go all the way in the Premier Lague title race.

Toney is many people’s first choice, and Agbonlahor has now urged the Gunners to sell Emile Smith Rowe and use that money to fund a move to sign the 27-year-old Brentford striker.

He told talkSPORT: “I think what Arsenal need for Christmas is a goalscoring striker. Some Arsenal fans say, ‘Oh it’s boring, we’ve got [Gabriel] Martinelli, [Bukayo] Saka, [Leandro] Trossard, [Eddie] Nketiah and Gabriel Jesus will all share the goals.

But what could they be doing? What could they get with another striker? What could they do with Ivan Toney in that team? How many goals would Arsenal score with Ivan Toney? These tight games they’re winning, with Toney in there, what could he do for that team?

“Can they sell [Emile] Smith Rowe? The academy graduate has his own song, but he’s not going to get in that team, let’s be honest. You’ve got good money sitting there with Smith Rowe. Sell Smith Rowe and use that money towards Ivan Toney.

“Go out and get him, because otherwise Chelsea or Spurs are going to get him and you’re going to regret it.”

 

Mikel Arteta should not sell Smith Rowe
Emile Smith Rowe has had a terrible 18 months at Arsenal due to injury issues.

The Englishman didn’t start a single game last season, and he has only made two starts in all competitions since the beginning of this campaign.

However, Smith Rowe is a magnificent talent. He can score goals, provide assists, play in a number of positions and can dribble past people effortlessly. He has all the qualities you would want from an attacking midfielder, and if he stays fit, we’re convinced he will become a star at Arsenal.

If Arsenal want to sign Toney, they should, but not at the cost of losing a player as good as Smith Rowe.

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