Ivan Toney scored against Wolves over the weekend, according to Getty Images. Arsenal seems interested in recruiting Premier League-proven players in the upcoming summer transfer window. HITC reports that the Gunners sent scouts to watch Wolves face Brentford over the weekend to observe the performances of Pedro Neto and Ivan Toney. Both players earned praise, with Neto hitting the post and Toney scoring Brentford’s second goal.
This suggests that Mikel Arteta is keen on recruiting players who have played in the English top flight this season. Brazilian international Pedro Neto has been in sensational form at Villa Park, scoring six goals and assisting four in 22 league appearances. Scouts who have watched the 25-year-old are likely to have been impressed. With his quick feet and blistering pace, Neto could be an ideal player to rotate with Gabriel Martinelli out on the left wing.
Arsenal is looking for a striker in the summer transfer window, with Ivan Toney identified as their top target. However, they are also considering other options, including Bournemouth’s Dominic Solanke, who has been in impressive form this season. In addition to potential striker options, Arsenal has also shortlisted Everton’s Onana as a potential target for over 12 months, and scouts are expected to continue monitoring him. Everton is expected to offload several players to aid their financial situation, making Onana a possible bargain for interested clubs.
Arsenal may also be considering Crystal Palace’s French star Michael Olise as a right-winger to rotate with Bukayo Saka. Olise has shown significant promise this season, and Arsenal might view him as a beneficial long-term option for the club.