Stan Kroenke, the owner of Arsenal, told Mikel Arteta and the sporting director of Arsenal, “We will spend our money on this player and not on Ivan Toney again. Instead, we will sign this fantastic player who Pep Guardiola fears.”
ARTETA IS NOW CONSIDERING SPENDING ARSENAL CASH ON A ‘TERRIFIC’ PLAYER.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta would prefer sign winger Pedro Neto from Wolverhampton Wanderers than striker Ivan Toney from Brentford.
Arsenal may only be able to make one significant acquisition in January as Mikel Arteta strives to win the Premier League championship this year.
According to Football Transfers, Arsenal is reportedly getting more interested in signing Pedro Neto.
The Gunners’ crucial 1-0 victory over title challenger Manchester City brought them into the international break.
When Premier League play starts, Arteta will be hoping to have an effect, but he may already be considering the January transfer window.
Mikel Arteta wants Pedro Neto to join Arsenal.
Football Transfers claims that Arteta has been informed that the budget for January is constrained and that he might only be able to make one high-profile acquisition.
Arteta may now have to select between Pedro Neto and Ivan Toney because certain players may go to aid the budget.
Arsenal is interested in both players, but Arteta is reportedly more keen in signing Neto.
The hope is that the Portuguese superstar would help Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka on the right wing by relieving some of the burden.
Saka is obviously playing too many games right now, and his most recent injury concerns may have made Arteta recognize that he needs another good winger.
Since Neto can play on either flank, Arteta might select him above Toney as Arsenal’s top January target.
Would the Wolves sell Neto in January?
With one goal and five assists in the opening few weeks of the Premier League season, Neto has been exceptional this year.
The 23-year-old appears to be on the path to recovery from injury after being out for a few years.
This season, Neto has been so threatening that pundit Leon Osman has referred to him as “terrific” for the problems he has caused defenders.
Arsenal would surely prefer to get Neto, but it may be challenging to persuade Wolves to sell in the middle of the campaign.
To safeguard their status in the Premier League, Wolves will surely need Neto, and even if Arsenal throws money at them in January, there is no guarantee that a deal will be made.