What Thierry Henry has said about £50m Arsenal target Pedro Neto
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What Thierry Henry has said about £50m Arsenal target Pedro Neto

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Arsenal are reportedly interested in signing Wolves winger Pedro Neto this summer, and Thierry Henry is a big fan of the Portuguese attacker.

The Gunners’ record signing, Nicolas Pepe, is on the verge of joining Nice on a season-long loan deal. If the Ivorian does depart, Arsenal will need a replacement.

The Athletic revealed this week that Neto is Mikel Arteta’s top target to replace Pepe, and the £50 million-rated Portuguese winger would be a fine signing for us.

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What Thierry Henry has said about Arsenal target Pedro Neto

Just last year, when Henry came on as a pundit on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football, he raved about Neto.

The legendary Frenchman said, as quoted by Football London: “I like him a lot. Especially the situation that he found himself in with [Raul] Jimenez being injured and Diogo Jota now playing for the other side tonight. It’s not easy to have everything on your shoulders.

“What I like is he’s not scared to beat people on the outside. I like it, he can cross with his right, finish with his left. He’s always looking to have a go and attack the defender – always on the front foot.

“It’s not easy to do this at such a young age, in a team where you’re not often in possession and dominating games. I think he’s performed extremely well.”

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The Insider’s View:

Neto really would be a fantastic signing for Arsenal.

The Wolves man knows the Premier League really well, can play on both wings, can create and score goals, and would fit in really well in Arteta’s system. The fact that he’s still only 22 means he’ll only get better in the coming years, but it will be difficult for Edu to pull this deal off.

Neto still has almost five years left on his contract. That puts Wolves in a really strong position in potential transfer negotiations, and rumours have led us to believe that the Wanderers will hold out for at least £50 million.

That could prove to be a bit too much for us considering the amount of money we’ve already spent in this window. However, Edu and co have surprised us a few times already over the last two years, so there is still hope.

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