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Arsenal have been connected with Brentford striker Ivan Toney in recent months, but the former Gunners forward is sceptical and stays cautious.

Theo Walcott, an ex-Arsenal striker, has said that January transfer target Ivan Toney resembles him of former Gunners teammate Olivier Giroud.

On Saturday night, the former England international was a commentator for Arsenal’s trip to Anfield, where Mikel Arteta’s men played out an exciting 1-1 draw. Gabriel Magalhaes put the visitors ahead inside the first five minutes, before Mohamed Salah equalised following some sloppy defence from Oleksandr Zinchenko.

Arsenal’s recent record at Anfield has been dismal, and while they will be pleased with a draw, there were chances to win the game. The Gunners could have returned from Merseyside with all three points if their finishing had been better.

Following the game, Walcott seems to imply that Arteta is aware of the need for offensive reinforcement. He went on to say: “I just feel like Mikel (Arteta) will deep down know what he needs, but we don’t want to dwell on it.”

Fellow Sky Sports analyst Jamie Redknapp intervened, reminding Walcott that Arsenal had been connected with Brentford midfielder Ivan Toney on numerous occasions. The former Southampton striker stated he is concerned about a possible deal for the Bees striker.

“I would be cautious of that because he hasn’t played,” Walcott said. “He’s a forward similar to Olivier Giroud, who used to play for Arsenal and was a big fan of.”

They are missing something, but defensively, they have been excellent and have won titles solely on defence – I just think they were better than last season.”

Toney is not short on possible suitors, with Chelsea reportedly keeping an eye on his status. The 28-year-old is nearing the end of his eight-month suspension for violating FA betting rules.

Although there is a scarcity of world-class strikers on the market, Arsenal believes that alternative options have surfaced. The Gunners are big fans of Napoli talisman Victor Osimhen, but they may be priced out of a move after he signed a new contract with a Β£130 million release clause.

Arteta told the press in September that the Gunners would not be looking to recruit a new striker in the middle of the season. “We’re not thinking about that at all,” he explained. “We have a lot of talent up front.” True, we have some injuries right now. We’ll stick with the players we have.”

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