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Piers Morgan: Arsenal can win Champions League and Premier League if they sign one player

Piers Morgan believes signing Ivan Toney could see Arsenal challenge for the Premier League and Champions League titles.

The Gunners have enjoyed a brilliant start to the season and sit top of the league and top of their group in Europe having already secured their passage to the last-16.
Arsenal will be desperate to pip Manchester City to the Premier League title having missed out last term, and the addition of a top class goalscorer could be the final piece of the puzzle for Mikel Arteta.

The north London side are believed to be interested in signing a striker, with Toney on their list of targets.

However, Brentford are keen to keep ahold of their star as he prepares to return to action in January following his eight-month ban from football for breaching the Football Association’s betting rules.
But, according to Talk TV presenter and huge Arsenal fan Morgan, signing Toney could make all the difference as Arteta’s side push for the biggest trophies in the game.

Asked if signing Ivan Toney is the priority, Morgan told The Sports Breakfast: “I think so. I still think we need a world-class striker.

“I think that Gabriel Jesus has a fantastic heat map, he’s a fantastic footballer, puts incredible effort in and will score goals, but he’s never going to score 25 goals a season or anything like it.

“Toney is a natural goalscorer, a predatory goalscorer and we don’t really have that.

I don’t think Eddie Nketiah is ready yet. He may become that player and we’ve seen him very dominant against lesser teams but he disappears a lot in the bigger games. That’s not his fault, it’s a lack of experience but I do think he’ll get there.
If you asked most Arsenal fans what we’re missing, they’d say that we’re strong defensively and for better or worse, Arteta has proven his point with Raya the goalkeeper.

“He believes in him and he’s a footballing goalkeeper, that’s what Arteta wants.
He’s got a great defence, a very strong midfield, some brilliant wide attacking players – we just don’t have that guy.

“In the years that we won titles, we had Nicolas Anelka, Ian Wright, Dennis Bergkamp, Thierry Henry, Robin van Persie and players of that calibre – we don’t have one of those and if we had one of those, we’d have a great chance of not just winning the Premier League, but winning the Champions League.

“Why shouldn’t we? We’ve made a statement of real intent this week and I think we’ve got a squad that can compete for the Champions League.”

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