Brentford striker Ivan Toney believes Arsenal in its current state under Mikel Arteta is a far cry from any kind of cutlery.
25-year-old Toney made his first real step into the Premier League of his career this season. He also had the first chance against Arsenal to assess the differences to the championship.
The newly promoted bees made the Gunners relatively easy work, however, Win 2-0 on the opening night.
The Gunners then slipped to the bottom of the table with three defeats and no goals from three games.
Still, after COVID and injury issues, they’ve welcomed people like Ben White and Thomas Partey again. As such, they are defeat Norwich 1-0 her first win on Saturday.
But Toney, whose Brentford has five points so far this season, believes Arsenal are at a bad moment.
“Arsenal fans are going to beat me up for it but you are watching Arsenal right now and they are not the best,” said the Englishman Shooting talk.
“There was a difference [between the Championship and the Premier League], do not get me wrong. But it wasn’t crazy: if you make a mistake, it ends up in the back of the goal.
“I didn’t really see that. They were good at holding the ball, but that didn’t really affect us.
Toney didn’t make it onto the scorers’ list in Brentford’s inaugural win over Arsenal, but he did prove to be influential.
He admitted that the return of fans that night may have contributed to a perfect storm for the bees.
But he still sees no way to get trophies for Arteta with his team in its current form.
Toney fears for Arsenal
“You weren’t as crazy as I thought [they would be]“Added the striker.
“I don’t know if it was like that [whether] they weren’t that good or we were just excited because it was our first game and it was Arsenal and Premier League [and] all of these things come into the picture.
“I just didn’t see them the way they used to be. You always looked at Arsenal and thought [they were] crazy and they wanted to win this game, win this game.
“Nowadays I don’t see that they won’t win anything anytime soon.”
In Arsenal’s next game, they face Burnley at Turf Moor, while Brentford faces Wolves at Molineux.
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