Ivan Toney has stated that he 'doesn't see Arsenal winning anything anytime soon' after he and his Brentford team-mates beat them 2-0 on the opening day of the season.
The Championship play-off final winners had a perfect start to the new campaign with a win over Mikel Arteta's men at home, with the Gunners also losing their next two matches.
While Brentford have gone on to draw against Crystal Palace and Aston Villa before losing to Brighton, Toney wasn't exactly left with a lasting impression by their opening opponents.
The 25-year-old, who scored his first goal of the season against Villa, was even linked with a move to the Emirates in the summer – but it sounds like he wouldn't have been keen.
The Brentford striker told Baller Talk: "Arsenal fans are going to batter me for this, but you see Arsenal at the moment and they're not the best.
"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.
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"They weren't as crazy as I thought (they might 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."
Having said of his links to Arsenal in a chat with FourFourTwo in May: "It was flattering, but I’m a Brentford player.
"You read things, but I don’t look too deeply into it.
"I have to keep doing what I can to get Brentford promoted, and then I won’t have to worry about other clubs so-called buying me."
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