Pedro hands in Barcelona transfer request

With Luis Suarez back out of suspension, Pedro may look to get 1st team action outside of Barcelona. (©GettyImages)

Last summer, we saw Barcelona and Chile star Alexis Sanchez make a move to Arsenal for fee believed to be around £35m. Now, amidst reports that he's turned down a contract extension at Barcelona, we could see Spain International Pedro follow in the footsteps of his former team mate.

We have all known that when Luis Suarez returned from suspension, Pedro would most likely be cast out of the starting XI at Barcelona. With almost no chance of getting picked ahead of Neymar, Messi or Suarez, it is believed that Pedro has handed in a transfer request in the hope of finding first team football.

Destination

Arsenal, believed to be Pedro's prefered destination, are on red alert as their long term target appears to have become available. The winger, who can also play down the middle, is valued at around £25m, and although a January move is seeming unlikely, we could very well see this transfer happen in the summer of 2015.

Theo Walcott, The Ox and Alexis are the main three wingers at Arsenal FC, with Santi Cazorla and Lukas Podolski often playing out on the left flank also. It then leaves many Gooners wondering, why buy another winger? Although it is maybe true that a winger is not the position of which Arsenal need to strengthen the most, having a versatile player like Pedro amongst the ranks can only strengthen their push for Silverware. With 53 goals in his time at Barcelona, he is guaranteed to bring goals to Arsenal.

"Pedro would be a fantastic signing for the North Londoners and for around £25 million, many who have seen the Spanish winger would consider it an absolute snip."

Options

With Pedro also being able to play through the middle, a front three of Alexis, Pedro and Walcott would be a frightening sight for any club in Europe. Bringing in the extra winger would almost guarantee that, when fit, Club Record signing Mesut Özil would player in his favoured, and most effective number 10 role.

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An attack with pace, technique, and immense quality can only benefit Arsenal, although every football fan knows that bolstering the defence in number 1 priority for Arsenal, Pedro would be a fantastic signing for the North Londoners and for around £25m, many who have seen the Spain winger player would consider it an absolute snip. 

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