Arsenal told to quit moaning
Gabby Agbonlahor has told Mikel Arteta and Arsenal to ‘shut up and stop moaning’ after complaints about the treatment of Bukayo Saka.
Speaking on The Sports Breakfast, Agbonlahor said: “Shut up, stop moaning. It’s all you hear off Arteta and Arsenal – get on with it, it’s football.
“Back in your day, you used to get fouled every time you got the ball. Look at the clips of Maradona, he used to get two-footed in the chest!
“Messi – kicked, kicked, kicked – he just gets up, takes a quick free-kick and gets on with it.
“Honestly, just stop moaning. Get on with your game.”
Danny Murphy praises Arsenal defender
Danny Murphy believes Arsenal defender William Saliba is going to be a ‘superstar’.
Murphy has been picking his Premier League team of the season so far and named the Arsenal defender in his XI.
The pundit said of Saliba: “He’s gone up again. He’s going to be a superstar that kid.
“He’s so cool and calm. Quick. Good on the ball.”
Arsenal could try for Toney loan
Fabrizio Romano has claimed that Arsenal target Ivan Toney can be signed on loan now but on one condition.
The transfer guru said: “I think there is a very good chance for Ivan Toney to stay at Brentford, honestly. This is the feeling, and only if they receive a really important proposal could this change.
“Rumours started in November about an asking price of around £60-65million, but then Brentford understood that there are no other top strikers available on the market, and so now the idea of Brentford is something more like £90-100m for Toney this January.
“I don’t think it’s going to be easy, and any teams interested in Toney might have to be creative, so maybe a loan deal, but only if there is an obligation to buy.
“So, only if there is a guaranteed sale of Toney, and only for big money, otherwise I think he is going to stay at the club and then probably leave in the summer transfer window.”
Gunners contact PGMOL over Saka
Arsenal have launched an official complaint to PGMOL amid concerns Bukayo Saka is not being adequately protected by referees.
The England international is currently the third most fouled player in the Premier League this season, but Gunners chiefs feel opposition defenders are not being punished severely enough.
Arsenal believe stronger deterrents should be in place to prevent Saka from being targeted and singled out for particularly rough treatment.