Arsenal are reportedly stepping up their efforts to sign Pedro Neto in January, preferring him over a striker like Ivan Toney owing to financial constraints.
According to Football Transfers, Arsenal is more interested in signing a wide attacker in January than a striker. The Gunners are ready to speed up their pursuit of £70 million-rated winger Pedro Neto, who remains their key target for the position.
Arsenal did well to bolster their team during the summer transfer window, and they now appear to be a formidable outfit capable of fighting for honours. They did fell short on defense at the conclusion of last season, but they have done well to keep the players healthy.
Arsenal fans may have had some regrets before the summer transfer window closed.
Hence, with limited funds ahead of the January transfer window, Arteta could focus on shoring up their attacking end more than any other area. Arsenal have been looking for a wide attacker as they want to reduce the load on Bukayo Saka.
Pedro Neto is still a goal, and Arteta may have wanted him earlier in the window. Arsenal’s interest may have waned due to injury concerns. With his strong start to the season, numerous clubs are keeping an eye on the Portuguese winger’s position.
Liverpool scouted Neto recently during Portugal’s game against Bosnia and Herzegovina, and they are still interested. According to reports, the winger would like to join Arsenal because he is a fan of the North London club.
Arsenal are also interested in Ivan Toney, whom Arteta has considered adding to his squad. With economic constraints, the Gunners are said to have chosen the £70 million-rated winger over the striker.
Signing Neto will appear difficult, as Wolves may put on a show at the negotiating table. Arsenal currently values the player at roughly £40 million, but hopes to reach an agreement with the Midlands club somewhere in the middle.