Brentford striker Ivan Toney claims Arsenal will win nothing under Mikel Arteta

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Brentford striker Ivan Toney has launched an attack on Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta

Brentford striker Ivan Toney has launched an astonishing attack on Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta by saying the Gunners will win nothing during his tenure.

Toney played full throttle as the Bees beat the Gunners 2-0 on the opening days of the Premier League season.

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Arsenal then lost their subsequent games against Chelsea and Manchester City before grinding a 1-0 victory against Norwich over the weekend.

Three defeats on the spin, conceding nine and failing to score a goal, was the Dunners’ worst start to a Premier League season.

And 25-year-old Toney, who was linked with a move to Emirates Stadium in the summer, says the Gunners can not win anything under their current boss.

Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal reacts during the Premier League match (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal reacts during the Premier League match (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal reacts during the Premier League match (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images) | Getty Images

The Brentford forward told Baller Talk: “Arsenal fans are going to batter me for this, but you see Arsenal at the moment and they’re not the best.

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“There was a difference [between the Championship and the Premier League], don’t get me wrong, but it wasn’t crazy like: if you make a mistake, it’s going to end up in the back of the goal.

“I didn’t really see that. They were good at keeping the ball, but it didn’t really affect us.

“They weren’t as crazy as I thought [they would be]. I don’t know if it was [whether] they weren’t so good or we were just excited as it was our first game and it was Arsenal and Premier League [and] all these things coming into the picture.

“I just didn’t see them how they used to be. You used to look at Arsenal and think [they were] crazy and they were going to win this game, win this game.

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“These days, I don’t see them winning nothing any time soon.”

Five facts about Ivon Toney at a glance

  • Toney’s tally of 31 goals last season is the highest scored by a striker in the history of the Championship.
  • Ivan Toney was born in the UK to Jamaican parents so he is eligible to play for both England and Jamaica.
  • He started his footballing career at Northampton Town club.
  • Ivan has two sisters and two half-brothers.
  • At 16 years, seven months, and 29 days, Ivan is Northampton’s youngest ever player; this appearance coming in an FA Cup First Round defeat to Bradford City in November 2012.

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