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September 25, 2022
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Arsenal to prioritise deal for Wolves’ winger Pedro Neto

Pedro Neto

Pedro Neto, a winger for Wolverhampton Wanderers, is allegedly a target for Arsenal, who are hoping to strike a deal before the summer transfer window closes. With players like Oleksandr Zinchenko, Fabio Vieira, and Gabriel Jesus all heading to the Emirates Stadium, the Gunners have already had a successful period on the transfer market.

Marquinhos, a 19-year-old Brazilian who has reportedly made an impression since joining from Sao Paulo, may also eventually be used by Mikel Arteta’s first squad. Though Nicolas Pepe is anticipated to leave the team in due time this summer.

The Athletic reports that Arteta is still looking to sign a fresh player who can play on either flank.

According to the report, Neto’s super-agent Jorge Mendes has talked with both clubs over the past month in an effort to find a solution. Currently, Wolves are thought to have little interest in letting go of a player whose contract at Molineux was only extended until 2027 earlier this year.

In addition, Morgan Gibbs-owners, White’s Fosun International, recently sold him for a sum that might ultimately exceed £42.5 million. This sale followed their acquisitions of Goncalo Guedes and Matheus Nunes.

Is Pedro Neto on his way to Arsenal?

Although Wolves are rumoured to be eager to sign a new forward before September 1st, much may rely on the size of any offer made by Arsenal.

This is because Bruno Lage’s team has scored just one goal in the Premier League all season, and it came in the early going against Leeds United in their season opener.

Despite missing a chance to score into an empty net against Fulham on matchday two, Lage still considers Neto to be his first-choice player.

The 22-year-old, who missed most of 2021–22 due to a broken kneecap, has started in each of Wolves’ three games this season after making a full recovery.

However, after his return, Neto has only made one goal and one assist in 703 minutes of top-flight football, unable to recapture the form that earned him his first Portugal caps before to his injury.

The article also states that it is unclear at this time what price Wolves would accept an offer from Arsenal or another elite European team.

Meanwhile, Arsenal have got on to a flying start in their new campaign. The London club is currently sitting at the apex of the Premier League table with two points clear of any other side.

Can we consider Arsenal a title contender for this season or are we just judging the book by its cover?

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