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UCL: Theo Walcott tells Arsenal signing to make after Porto defeat

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Former Arsenal forward Theo Walcott has reckoned the Gunners need to sign Ivan Toney from Brentford following their UEFA Champions League Round of 16 first leg 1-0 defeat against FC Porto on Wednesday.

Arsenal lost against Porto at the Estadio do Dragao after a late goal from Galeno.

Mikel Arteta’s side will face the Portuguese side in the return leg next month.

Speaking on BBC, Walcott said:

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“I am a big fan of a certain Brentford striker [Toney ] who I won’t name. It’s really quite obvious to see there with all the set pieces, Arsenal are a really big team, but if you have got someone like that in your team as well.

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

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

Toney has been linked with Arsenal and Chelsea in recent months.





Source link: Daily Post

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