3 reasons why Arsenal should not sign Pedro Neto

• Concerning injury record

• Astronomical price-tag

• No clear role

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2. High cost, high risk

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If Arsenal do indeed sign Neto this summer, he will certainly not come cheap, with a rumoured price of £80m being quoted in multiple media outlets.

This would make him the Gunners' second most expensive signing of all time, narrowly eclipsing the £72m that they notoriously paid for Nicolas Pépé back in 2019.

This is problematic for two reasons.

Firstly, tying in with the previous reason, paying anywhere near £80m for a player whose availability is anything but certain feels like a risk, bordering on a grave error, and something that the club should not be considering, let alone doing.

Our concerns over Financial Fair Play (FFP) and profit and sustainability rules (PSR) have been well-documented, so paying such an astronomical fee for Neto feels like a poor use of potentially limited funds, especially given notable additions, like a striker, needed elsewhere in the squad.

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