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Gunners Scouting Rivals: Arsenal’s Eyes on Neto and Toney

Arsenal’s Strategic Observation at Molineux

As HITC reports, the latest Premier League showdown at Molineux Stadium wasn’t just a battle between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Brentford but also a scouting ground for Arsenal. The Gunners’ representatives were spotted evaluating two of the league’s rising talents, Pedro Neto of Wolves and Brentford’s frontman Ivan Toney.

Brentford’s Tactical Triumph

The match culminated in a 2-0 victory for Brentford, with Christian Norgaard and Ivan Toney delivering the crucial blows. Norgaard’s header at the 35th minute mark initiated the lead, laying the foundation for what was to come. Toney, seizing the moment, doubled the advantage with a slick finish in the 77th minute, capitalizing on Vitaly Janelt’s assist.

Scouting Spotlight: Neto and Toney

The spotlight, however, was shared with the keen interest from Arsenal. It’s not the first time Toney has attracted attention from the big names, with Manchester United and Tottenham previously linked to the forward. Arsenal’s admiration for both players was no secret, as they continued their assessments with Saturday’s performances adding to their interest.

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Neto, traditionally a winger, showcased his versatility leading the line in a 3-4-2-1 formation. The young Portuguese’s stats speak volumes: two shots on target, three key passes, an 84% pass accuracy, 86 touches, and an impressive number of crosses, reflecting his pivotal role in the Wolves’ setup.

Endorsement from a Gunner Great

Paul Merson, a name synonymous with Arsenal’s past glories, has not shied away from expressing his high regard for Neto.

“Pedro Neto now looks like the excellent player we all expected him to become,”

Merson commended. His transformation from a raw talent into a player of end product and decision-making prowess has not gone unnoticed.

Merson’s insights resonate with many, acknowledging that Neto’s days at Wolves might be numbered. In his view, apart from Liverpool, any top team would seek to bolster their wing play with Neto’s inclusion, and Arsenal, known for their reliance on wingers, could be an ideal destination.

Arsenal’s Forward Thinking

With Neto’s 106 Premier League caps featuring 11 goals and 18 assists, and Toney’s burgeoning profile, it’s clear Arsenal’s scouting mission at Molineux was more than routine. The Gunners’ strategy seems to be in building a team that not only competes but also dazzles with versatility and dynamism on the flanks.

In conclusion, Arsenal’s calculated presence at Molineux could signal an exciting transfer window ahead. As they continue to track the progress of Neto and Toney, one cannot help but ponder the potential these players could bring to an already vibrant Arsenal side.

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