Ivan Toney says Gabriel’s ‘Nice kick about with the boys’ tweet after Arsenal’s win over Brentford was ‘cringey’, but admits he wanted to ‘nibble’ back

Ivan Toney has labelled Gabriel Magalhaes’ ‘Nice kick about with the boys’ tweet after Arsenal’s win at Brentford as ‘cringey.’

The Gunners returned to the top of the Premier League as they swept aside the Bees at the Brentford Community Stadium, with goals from William Saliba, Gabriel Jesus and Fabio Vieira sealing a comfortable three points.

The high-flying Gunners are top of the Premier League with 18 points from a possible 21

Getty

The high-flying Gunners are top of the Premier League with 18 points from a possible 21

And Gabriel couldn’t resist having a nibble at Toney post match

And Gabriel couldn’t resist having a nibble at Toney post match

It was a markedly different result from the corresponding fixture last season, where Brentford won 2-0 in their first-ever Premier League game.

After that win, Toney had tweeted ‘Nice kick about with the boys’, with Arteta showing the message to his players before the reverse fixture at the Emirates Stadium.

It had the desired effect as Arsenal won 2-1, Alexandre Lacazette posting the exact same phrase to mock Toney’s earlier tweet.

Gabriel followed suit after the weekend win, again posting: “Nice kick about with the boys’ – but this time Toney did not see the funny side.

“I think once was funny, second time was a bit cringey,” he joked. “I bit my tongue, I wanted to reply and wanted to nibble.

“But fair play to them, they are a different Arsenal side to the one we played before.”


Toney spoke about Gabriel’s tweet ahead of his potential England debut

Getty

Toney spoke about Gabriel’s tweet ahead of his potential England debut

Toney will be hoping to tweet about his England debut after earning his first call-up following a fine start to the campaign with the Bees.

England travel to Milan to face Italy in the Nations League on Friday before hosting Germany at Wembley three days later, with both matches live on talkSPORT.

“So surreal,” Toney added when asked how it felt to be in and around the squad preparing for the games.

“I feel like I’m sitting in here in an England top is such a privilege and is massive for me and my family and also my club.

“It is not just me that has done this, it is everyone around me that has played a massive part.”

Watch the World Cup with talkSPORT

At talkSPORT we are powered by fans, so come and join us for the ultimate World Cup fan experience this winter – at the talkSPORT Fan Zone.

In a huge indoor venue under the arches at Waterloo in London, we’ll bring you live screenings of every World Cup game.

There will be Q&As with talkSPORT talent, you’ll be part of our live broadcasts, and there will be plenty of food and drink on offer too.

Come and enjoy the best World Cup fan experience in London – and enjoy a pint on us – with tickets for England and Wales’ group stage games on sale now HERE!

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: