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Journalist believes Arsenal could sign £100m-rated striker for half the asking price

Sky Sports pundit Dharmesh Sheth suggests that Arsenal may be able to sign transfer target valued at £100m for half the price in the summer

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With only 10 Premier League matches remaining before the end of the season, Arsenal could justify their insistence on not signing any centre-forward in the January transfer window if they win the title or the Champions League. 

The team struggled to score goals in December, exacerbating rumours that the club must sign a striker. Arsenal were linked with many names at ridiculous rates, but Mikel Arteta believed in his players, which could possibly help the club land a transfer target at half the asking price.

Arsenal are currently top of the Premier League table and are preparing to play arguably one of the biggest games of the season when they travel to face Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday. But the focus has shifted to future transfer plans, with the possibility of bolstering their striking department looming large.


Arteta has returned Arsenal to the glory days of being an attractive destination for top talents, evident in signings like Kai Havertz and Declan Rice. The club has set sights on several potential targets to fortify the attacking arsenal.

Arsenal target Ivan Toney

Arsenal remain interested in Brentford forward Ivan Toney (Image credit: Getty Images)

Among the names circulating in transfer talks, Benjamin Sesko has emerged as a prime prospect, while Sporting Lisbon’s Viktor Gyokeres continues to impress with his stellar performances throughout the season.

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Attention has also gravitated towards Brentford striker Ivan Toney, with speculation swirling around a potential move to The Emirates for a staggering fee approaching £100 million. However, Sky Sports pundit Dharmesh Sheth has offered insights suggesting a possible revision of Toney’s price tag.

In an interview with GiveMeSport, Sheth hinted at a plausible decrease in Toney’s valuation, citing the striker’s contractual situation and Brentford’s strategic planning for the future. 

“Do I expect him to go for £100m? Brentford will want £100m for him, but other clubs will be very, very aware that he’s unlikely to sign a new contract. He’s entered the final 12 months and they will probably use that to bring the price down. So £100m, probably not. You’re probably looking at around the £50m/£60m mark potentially.” Sheth remarked.

Despite Arsenal’s obvious need for an addition and upgrade in the centre-forward position, we understand the club are prepared to be sensible and more economical with their transfer plans while looking at profiles for the long term.

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