Arsenal transfer news: Bournemouth striker identified as the Ivan Toney backup

Get all the latest Arsenal transfer news on The Top Flight as Mikel Arteta picks Bournemouth striker Dominic Solanke as the backup option for Ivan Toney.
Dominic Solanke to Arsenal transfer news
Dominic Solanke to Arsenal transfer news / Warren Little/GettyImages

Mikel Arteta wants to strengthen his forward line as he surges ahead in his quest to win the Premier League for Arsenal. They are currently at the top of the table and don’t want to choke the way they did last season against Man City. That is why Arteta wants squad depth and a new striker seems to be a priority for the Gunners in January. The number one target for Arsenal as the new striker is Brentford’s Ivan Toney. Arteta has been tracking the English striker for over a year. However, due to the injury to Bryan Mbeumo, Brentford might be reluctant to let Ivan Toney leave in January. However, Arsenal are desperate to sign a striker and they have found an alternative player who is in prolific form this season. According to the Mirror, Arsenal would sign Bournemouth striker Dominic Solanke if they don’t get Toney.

Bournemouth are relaxed about the latest Arsenal transfer news about Dominic Solanke who has netted 8 times this season in 16 games. He also has an assist to his name. Perhaps the most famous goal for the English striker came at Old Trafford where he opened the scoring for Bournemouth in their famous 3-0 win against Manchester United. Former United midfielder Owen Hargreaves is also a fan of the striker and he told Premier League Productions, “I would take him at Manchester United, all day.” Bournemouth wants a fee of around £50m for the striker with a couple of weeks left for the January transfer window to open.

Apart from Arsenal, there is interest from other English clubs for the Bournemouth striker. So, it will be interesting to see whether Arsenal and Arteta would sign Dominic Solanke or get their priority target Ivan Toney which would help the Gunners to surge ahead in their quest to become Premier League champions for the first time in decades.