Arsenal could reignite their interest in Wolves winger Pedro Neto, according to the Daily Telegraph journalist Sam Dean.
The injury sustained by Bukayo Saka against Lens midweek has prompted further talk that a backup option is required for the England international.
Neto has been linked with a switch to the Emirates Stadium in the past and it looks as though an offer for the Portuguese forward is now being reconsidered by the Gunners. Fans on X would back a move for the player:
Quality backup for Saka imo
— Baba Ibeji (@Marapolsa) October 4, 2023
Get at all cost
— clemzy odama (@clemzyclemodama) October 4, 2023
Perfect rotation for saka
— Graeme Jones (@GraemeJ82688358) October 4, 2023
This guy is a star ⭐️
— ZACKSSS (@ZakariyaSaidu1) October 4, 2023
— 008 pundit (@Abdirizaqhassa6) October 4, 2023
Neto and toney in january🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏
— Cathan (@cathan_jm) October 4, 2023
GooD player .. get it done already Edu
— IFeako N'igbo ✨ (@munchen090) October 4, 2023
Neto has had a great start to the season
The 23-year-old has put in some excellent displays for Wolves in recent weeks, having caught the eye against Liverpool and Manchester City.
Neto has scored 1 goal and provided 4 assists in 7 appearances so far, which is a pretty respectable return, and Arsenal scouts will probably be keeping an eye on his progress between now and January.
Do Arsenal have the resources to spend a sizeable amount on a backup for Saka?
Even before the player’s recent upturn in form, Wolves were reportedly demanding as much as £50m for Neto, which would be a lot to pay for someone who could be left on the bench for long spells.
When you also consider the fact that the Gunners are facing Financial Fair Play issues, having had to bring in David Raya on an initial loan deal instead of signing him on a permanent basis, it would be a surprise if the London club can afford Neto.