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Arsenal report: Mikel Arteta could sensationally hijack Manchester United forward target



Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta gives instructions to his side during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Fulham FC at Emirates Stadium on August 27, 2022 in London, England.

Arsenal could hijack a deal with Manchester United and sign an Eredivisie striker from under their rivals’ noses.

That’s according to a report, with Gunners boss Mikel Arteta having made no secret of his desire to add ‘firepower’ to his squad. Manchester City pair Oleksandr Zinchenko and Gabriel Jesus have moved to north London with Porto playmaker Fabio Vieira and young Brazilian starlet Marquinhos. US national team goaltender Matt Turner also joined.

Arteta hoped to complete his squad with the acquisition of Pedro Neto in the final days of the transfer window – but the price is a sticking point. With some alternatives in the works, however, a source claims the north Londoners could get one over United ahead of their trip to Old Trafford on Sunday.

Pedro Neto is touted as an option for Arsenal in forward areas. (Image credit: Jack Thomas – WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)

sky sports senior reporter Melissa Reddy (opens in a new tab) confirmed on air that the Gunners are considering a move to Gakpo. The Telegraph (opens in a new tab) recently claimed that Southampton had also rejected an offer.