3 reasons why Arsenal should not sign Pedro Neto

• Concerning injury record

• Astronomical price-tag

• No clear role

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Arsenal have long been linked with a move for Wolverhampton Wanderers forward Pedro Neto, but the Gunners should resist the urge to sign him.

Unless you have been living under a rock, you will have seen reports linking Arsenal with a move for Neto at some point over the last couple of seasons.

The Portuguese international has massively impressed this season, notching up 11 goal involvements in just 19 appearances, which puts Neto among the league leaders for assists (with nine, one off of the most).

As well as his goal contributions, Neto has often caught the eye and received plaudits for his technical ability and flair, which adds to his overall game.

Now, I know what you are thinking, I have done nothing but rave about him, so why on earth am I so adamant that Arsenal should not sign Neto?

Well here are three reasons why I believe it would be a bad decision for the Gunners to pursue a move for the 24-year-old.

1. A very worrying injury record

Pedro Neto
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A player could look like one of the best in the world, but if said player is never available to play, then any ability is made redundant.

Unfortunately for Neto, he falls into that very category of injuries outweighing any level of ability, and his record really is a red flag and, in my opinion, enough by itself to rule out a move for him.

Despite having made just 158 senior career appearances, Neto has already missed a staggering 123 games for club and country through various injuries.

In the last year alone, he has suffered two long-term hamstring injuries, including an ongoing injury that is expected to see him ruled out of the rest of the season - with these injuries having an estimated length of four months combined.

While Neto's ability, when at his best, is clear for all to see, there is an alarmingly high frequency in his injury record and it is an issue that I, as well as many other fans, struggle to look past and a key reason that Arsenal should not sign him.

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