Toney says he was tempted to chew again following the jibe (Image: Getty)
Brentford striker Ivan Toney admits he needed to cease himself from ‘nibbling’ again at Arsenal following social media posts from the Gunners he describes as ‘a bit cringey’.
Arsenal returned to the highest of the Premier League desk on Sunday after a 3-0 win over Brentford with William Saliba, Gabriel Jesus and Fabio Vieira all on the rating sheet.
It was a really completely different efficiency from the identical fixture final season, the place the newly-promoted Bees sealed a 2-0 win over Mikel Arteta’s aspect within the first recreation of the season.
After that win, Toney tweeted: ‘Good kick round with the boys’ – with Mikel Arteta later utilizing that jibe as inspiration when Brentford got here to the Emirates later within the season as revealed within the Amazon documentary ‘All or Nothing’.
Alexandre Lacazette was heading in the right direction that day as Arsenal sealed a 2-1 win with the Frenchman parroting Toney’s tweet.
After Sunday’s win in west London, Arsenal defender Gabriel Magalhaes shared the identical message, with Toney feeling the joke has comfortably run its course.
‘I believe as soon as was humorous, second time a bit cringy however I bit my tongue, I needed to answer, I needed to nibble however truthful play to them they performed very properly,’ Toney informed a press convention on Tuesday.