If Arsenal sign Neto, Emile Smith Rowe might leave

Emile Smith Rowe

Football Insider claims that if Arsenal acquire Pedro Neto from Wolverhampton Wanderers, playmaker Emile Smith Rowe may think about leaving the club in January.

Smith Rowe has had a tough time playing for the Gunners due to injury problems. Due to groyne surgery, he missed the first part of the previous season. Since his recovery, he has started just 1 game across all competitions.

He continues to be an important member of the team. But Football Insider claims that if Arsenal were to sign Neto this winter, he may start thinking about moving on from the club.

Smith Rowe might leave Arsenal if the club signs Neto

Smith Rowe is now considered to be a benchwarmer for the Gunners. In the first half of the game last week, Bukayo Saka suffered an injury. Fabio Vieira was chosen by manager Mikel Arteta to take his spot right immediately. There have also been instances where Smith Rowe was favoured in the starting XI over Reiss Nelson.

Smith Rowe may ask to leave the club if Arsenal made a bid to sign Neto during the winter transfer window. There won’t be a shortage of offers for him. Smith Rowe has long been a favourite of Aston Villa. During the summer of 2021, Villa made two unsuccessful attempts to recruit him. They may come back for his signature the next year.

Midway through the season, Neto would be a strong addition to the Gunners roster. After suffering several chronic injuries, the Portuguese has returned to his peak condition. He has contributed significantly to the team’s recent victory against Manchester City and has 1 goal and 4 assists in the Premier League this season.

In the most recent transfer window, Wolves demanded £50 million for him, and Arsenal may need to offer a similar sum to convince them to part with him. It will be interesting to watch if they can prevail in January. Wolves could decide against selling him this winter if they find themselves in a challenging fight for relegation.

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