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Ally McCoist warns Arsenal against signing £70m attacking target

Arsenal have been linked with Wolves forward Pedro Neto for a while now and speculation continues to do the rounds at present.

The Athletic reported at the end of December that the Gunners remain admirers of Neto as they look around for new wide players.
Earlier on in the month, The Mirror claimed that the Wolves man is keen on making the move to the Emirates Stadium.

However, a January move is thought to be unlikely for Arsenal, who seemingly have other priorities, such as at full-back and in midfield.

Now, Ally McCoist has urged the Gunners not to sign Neto at all, and doesn’t think they will make a move for him anyway.
The pundit, speaking on talkSPORT, believes he’s not what Arsenal need, as they already have players similar to the 23-year-old Portuguese ace.

“Great player,” began McCoist. “He’s not what they need. They have a lot of similar players to Neto.
Is he a good player? Yes. Can he move to a bigger club? Yes. Will it be Arsenal? No.”

Pedro Neto a good shout for Arsenal but he won’t come cheap

Neto is a high-calibre player who has stood out for Wolves in the Premier League and would no doubt do a job for a title-chasing and Champions League-competing club like Arsenal.

You could argue that the Gunners have players similar to Neto, but considering the workload on teams like Arsenal, the idea of a like-for-like replacement isn’t such a bad thing.

At the same time, Arsenal certainly do have bigger fish to fry not only in this window, but the summer one too.

The Gunners don’t have an out-and-our striker, and Gabriel Jesus, for all his skills and efforts, simply isn’t that guy.

With that in mind, someone like Ivan Toney would be a great addition, but he won’t come cheap. And with Neto reportedly valued at £70million, the Gunners may well have to go for one or the other.

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