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‘He is young enough’: Arsenal tipped to secure transfer of player ‘perfect’ for Bukayo Saka

Kevin Campbell has backed Mikel Arteta’s to secure the transfer of Wolves winger, Pedro Neto.

The former Arsenal striker made it clear that he isn’t worried about Pedro Neto’s injury record because he is ‘young enough’, as he told The Highbury Squad.

It was also noted that Pedro Neto would benefit from the possession-based football Mikel Arteta plays because he will get time to ‘rest up’ on the sidelines.

At Wolves, for most of the time, the quick-footed winger is without the ball, and then when he gets it, he has two or three players around him because of the quality in his boots.

The Midlands side are usually playing counter-attacking football, which just increases the chances of Pedro Neto getting whacked because opposition players are more prone to taking him down.

Added to that, it’s Bukayo Saka who would be playing most of the time on the right flank, which allows the Arsenal transfer target to rest up a bit more.

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Pedro Neto and Bukayo Saka

On if Neto’s injury record worries him: “No,” responded Campbell. “I tell you why, he is young enough. But he isn’t going to have to play every game.

“Sometimes that’s what happens when he plays every game, that’s when the fatigue kicks in and just something might happen. When you play for a real possession-based side like us, then he will get time to rest up on that sideline.

“He can switch with Saka. One minute he is on the bench and the next minute he is starting the next game. I think he could be the perfect foil for Saka.”

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Neto is ready to take the step up

If it wasn’t for injuries, then the 23-year-old might have already secured a transfer to another Champions League team.

The all-action winger is good enough to make that step, as he has proved for Wolves this season.

Neto has five assists and one goal from eight Premier League games this season. This is despite Gary O’Neil’s side being tipped to struggle this term after a bottom-half finish last time out.

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