Arsenal Could Launch ‘Unexpected’ Move for Portuguese Premier League Forward

Pedro Neto

Arsenal could be set to make a move for Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Portuguese forward Pedro Neto, reports football.london and Ryan Taylor of The Express.

Wolves are set to sign Goncalo Guedes from Valencia and this could pave the way for the Gunners to make a move for the 22-year-old.

The move has been described as “unexpected” by Taylor but it would add an excellent level of competition in Arsenal’s forward ranks.

Arsenal Could Launch ‘Unexpected’ Move for Pedro Neto

A Good Fit?

Arsenal’s transfer business this summer has suggested they are looking for players of a certain profile, and Neto certainly fits into that.

At 22, he is still young and has a lot of time to develop, but he is already accustomed to the Premier League, having made 74 appearances for Wolves since joining in 2019 from Braga.

He is now into his fourth full season with the club and in that time he has scored nine goals, though he was hindered by a knee injury last season that kept him out from the beginning of the campaign until February.

Had he been able to continue his form from the previous two seasons into 2021/22, he would have likely been a star player for Wolves.

In only one match this season, he has already managed to impress, with a piece of skill from the 2-1 defeat to Leeds United going viral.

Mikel Arteta is said to want a lively attacker that can play across all of the forward positions, and Neto definitely fits that bill, with the left-footed Portuguese capable of playing on either wing.

The arrival of Guedes is not a direct replacement for Neto. However, Arsenal may now feel they are in a better position to make an offer with Wolves not being as desperate to keep him.