“He’s the best English player there,” I advised Mikel Arteta, “sign him if he wants to be better than Pep Guardiola.”Declan Rice has told Mikel Arteta he won’t be happy if Arsenal don’t buy a ‘phenomenal’ superstar who is a team captain.
Ivan Toney is apparently a January target for Arsenal, and Declan Rice seems to be a huge fan of the Brentford striker.
When everyone is available, the Gunners have a strong roster, but up front, many believe they still need to add a player. To have any chance of winning the title, many have advised Arsenal to go out and sign a prolific goalscorer, and Toney has been strongly connected with a move to the Emirates.
Here are some past comments Rice made regarding him.
What Declan Rice has said about Ivan Toney, who is a target for Arsenal
Ivan Toney is available at Brentford in the January transfer window, according to a story published by The Mirror yesterday.
The Englishman was found guilty of breaking the FA’s betting laws, and he is currently prohibited from playing football. He won’t be able to play again until the middle of January, but once he is, it’s anticipated that he will go on the run.
Both Chelsea and Arsenal are allegedly interested in signing Toney during the winter transfer window, and the Gunners may already have a supporter of the striker on their roster.
Toney gained his first call-up to the England team almost precisely one year ago. Even Declan Rice, who compared the Brentford player to Harry Kane, was eager to watch him play.
At the time, he said to talkSPORT, “I think he’s taken the Premier League by storm from the moment he stepped in. He is completely deserving of a call-up if you consider what he does for Brentford, how reliable he is, and what he does for his club.
He is similar to Harry Kane in that he is not only an aggressive striker but also a playmaker. His left and right-footed passing and the way he selects his teammates are unique skills. The prospect of playing with him excites me.