In a recent report, The Times stated that Arsenal are showing interest in Wolverhampton Wanderers playmaker Pedro Neto. It has been mentioned that the Gunners are planning to move in for the Wolves attacker during this summer transfer period.
Neto’s Injury-Plagued Season In The Premier League
Neto had to endure a difficult campaign at the Molineux Stadium recently as he missed a lot of important games because of a serious knee injury. The Portuguese talent was involved in just 13 matches for the West Midlands club last season, netting one goal and grabbing one assist in multiple competitions.
The 22-year-old deserves some credit for averaging 1.3 shots, 1.0 key passes and 0.9 dribbles per game in the Premier League. He was even tidy when distributing the ball in the opponent’s half after completing 84.9% of his attempted passes in the English first division (stats via whoscored).
Neto is currently under contract at Wolves until the summer of 2027. Therefore, Arsenal might find it difficult to arrange a cut-price move for the Portuguese wing wizard this summer. Still, there is no denying that he could be a decent signing for the Gunners ahead of the transfer deadline.
What Will Neto Bring To Arsenal?
Neto is a decent dribbler with the ball and can create some inviting chances for his teammates in the final third. He is primarily a left-sided wide player but can even fill in as a right-winger or as a centre-forward up top if his manager tells him to do so.
The Portuguese winger can strike the ball with power from long range and loves to use his pace to get in behind the opponent’s backline. However, he needs to find a way to be a bit more consistent with his productivity on the attacking end of the field.
We can expect Neto to bring a lot of pace and goals to Arsenal‘s attack. He could even provide some serious competition for Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli at the Emirates Stadium in the coming seasons.
Thus, it makes sense for Mikel Arteta to launch a move to secure the services of the Portuguese speedster during this summer transfer window. At 22, the future is quite bright for Neto as long as he can steer clear of injuries over the next few years. Plus, he knows the Premier League well by now and is well-equipped to make an instant impact at the North London club.