A forward who was recently promoted to the Premier League has delivered a scathing analysis of Mikel Arteta's Arsenal, insisting that he does not "see them winning nothing any time soon".
EPL newcomers Brentford defeated the Gunners 2-0 in their opening league fixture of the campaign, with Sergi Canos and Christian Norgaard getting the goals for the Bees.
Striker Ivan Toney, who is eligible to play for Jamaica but turned down a call-up earlier this year, was singled out by pundits such as Ian Wright for his performance during that match and in the 2020/21 campaign, when he led Brentford to promotion by scoring 31 goals in 45 Championship matches, according to Transfermarkt.
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The 25-year-old recently reflected on that first Premier League game of the campaign against the Gunners and did not hold back in his assessment of Arteta's men.
"Arsenal fans are going to batter me for this, but you see Arsenal at the moment and they're not the best," Toney said in an interview with Baller Talk.
"There was a difference [between the Championship and the Premier League], don't get me wrong, but it wasn't crazy like: if you make a mistake, it's going to end up in the back of the goal.
"I didn't really see that. They were good at keeping the ball, but it didn't really affect us.
"They weren't as crazy as I thought [they would be]. I don't know if it was [whether] they weren't so good or we were just excited as it was our first game, and it was Arsenal and Premier League [and] all these things coming into the picture.
"I just didn't see them how they used to be. You used to look at Arsenal and think [they were] crazy and they were going to win this game, win this game.
"These days, I don't see them winning nothing any time soon."
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