Darren Bent has backed Arsenal’s reported quest to bring Ivan Toney to the Emirates Stadium in the January transfer window.

The former Tottenham Hotspur striker and Arsenal fan has stated his theory as to why manager Mikel Arteta wants to secure the services of Toney.

Bent said about Arsenal and Toney on talkSPORT: “Because Arteta just believes that he could be the missing link, maybe they are missing a few goals.”

Journalist Ben Jacobs has also reported the interest from Arsenal in Toney. Sky Sports have claimed that Brentford want as much as £100 million in transfer fees for the 27-year-old striker.