Martin Keown thought Arsenal target Ivan Toney proved he’s an elite striker yesterday

BRENTFORD, ENGLAND – APRIL 29: Ivan Toney of Brentford celebrates after scoring the team’s first goal during the Premier League match between Brentford FC and Nottingham Forest at Brentford Community Stadium on April 29, 2023 in Brentford, England. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Keown watched Toney cause Manchester United so many issues in yesterday’s 1-1 draw, a game Brentford definitely deserved to win.

And the pundit was extremely complimentary of the £60m-striker who continues to be linked with an Arsenal move.

Keown explained: “Goodness me, it would have been tough [playing against Toney today], let me tell you, he’s gone to another level today.

“When you see his performance, it would have been a travesty if they didn’t get something out of this game, but Ivan Toney is the player to go to.

“He creates so much for his team, he’s just a willing runner with the ball, this one here – it’s just a lovely weighted pass.

“It’s all there, everything is in the locker, pace, power and intelligence.”

Keown then commented on Toney’s role in Brentford’s equaliser: “Look how he plucks this out of the sky, wonderful touch and awareness, transfers it from one foot to the other and lays it to [Kristoffer] Ajer on the edge of the box.

“This is all in a tight space, this is a top level striker right now and that [goal] was no more than they deserved.”