In a recent interview with Give Me Sport, journalist Ben Jacobs backed Arsenal to land Wolverhampton Wanderers forward Pedro Neto. Jacobs said,
“But this is the type of position where Arsenal very likely will want to strengthen at some point in 2024. They do clearly have options in that Pedro Neto position, which means that he would need to understand his game time at a club like Arsenal. But I think that Mikel Arteta likes that type of profile and I think that Neto would fit into that Arsenal system.
“So nothing, to my knowledge, is sort of advanced at this point, or moving definitively. It reminds me of the sort of Ivan Toney situation with Arsenal where, of course they’re monitoring it and of course it’s a possibility, though it’s perhaps a bit too early to see whether that possibility is going to manifest into something concrete.”
Neto’s Impressive Run Of Form At The Molineux Stadium
Neto has made an impressive start to this campaign after he put in a series of fruitful displays on the right side of Wolves’ attack. The Portuguese wing wizard has scored once and picked up five assists in eight matches for the West Midlands club this season in multiple competitions.
The 23-year-old has been a decent performer in the final third as he is averaging 1.5 shots, 2.5 key passes and 2.3 dribbles per 90 minutes in the Premier League. He has even been accurate when distributing possession in the opposition half based on his pass completion rate of 82.8% in the English top-flight (stats via whoscored).
Should Arsenal Head Coach Mikel Arteta Move In For Neto?
Neto is a good dribbler with the ball at his feet and can make a few dangerous runs with the ball out in the wide areas. He has got the eye to play some killer passes in the final third and can strike the ball purely and with a lot of power from all ranges.
The Portuguese sensation can be a decent finisher in front of the opponent’s goal when he is playing with confidence on the pitch.
Neto would add more firepower to Mikel Arteta‘s attack. He could even help Arsenal compete for some major honours over the next few years. Hence, the Gunners should think about moving in for the Wolves star when the transfer window commences in January.