Pedro Neto in Arsenal Transfer Radar

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Pedro Neto is the name in Arsenal camp as a potential target. They think he can be used as a bukayoko saka 2.0.

Arsenal on a roll

Arsenal has been unstoppable since the 2023–24 season began, dominating both the Premier League and Group B of the UEFA Champions League.

The Gunners defeated Lens 6-0 on Wednesday night in Europe, winning 5-0 at the break. This was a far more emphatic victory than the 1-0 triumph on the road over Brentford.

In order to prevent injuries, Mikel Arteta used the second half to rotate several of his important players. Bukayo Saka was one of those players, having already taken a few blows this season.

As a result, the manager can try to strengthen the right-wing spot on his team during current transfer window.

Pedro Neto

According to TEAMtalk last week, Wolves are reportedly only willing to accept offers beyond £60 million. Despite Arteta’s ambition in acquiring the “elite” Pedro Neto.

Although Neto is a target for Manchester United and Saudi Arabian sides as well. The north London club has been in contact with the Portuguese winger’s agent, Jorge Mendes.

Even if the 23-year-old is still recovering from an injury of his own, Arteta is still a major fan of his skill, and Arsenal is the team most likely to sign him since Neto wants to stay in Europe.
With his ability to play on either flank, the winger has many traits with Saka, who will unavoidably be ranked higher than him.

Talent

According to Wolves manager Gary O’Neil, Neto is “incredibly talented and physically gifted,” much like the England international. Saka’s most valuable attribute is his physicality, which allows him to bounce off opponents to generate or hold the ball. As a result, Neto would be like-for-like competition.
Because both attackers are right-foot left-wingers, the offensive structure and build-up are guarantee to stay the same. The wingers excel in one-on-one situations. When they can cut back to their strong foot or run to the byline for a cutback.

Both players are creative, with Saka leading the way in shot-creating actions per game (5.14), critical passes (2.79), and assists (0.44), according to FBref.

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