Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is planning to raid Catalan giants Barcelona for a second successive summer with a £24m move for Pedro, 12 months after luring Alexis Sanchez, the Daily Express reports.
Pedro has cut a frustrated figure at the Nou Camp as the sensational trio of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar wreak havoc across Europe.
Consistent minutes are hard to come-by for Pedro and since the 2010/11 season – where he netted in the Champions League final to culminate a sensational campaign – the 27-year-old has struggled.
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Barcelona have continued to strengthen their forward line with the likes of Alexis, Neymar and Suarez, pushing Pedro further down the pecking order.
Whilst our strike-force is hardly lacking in numbers, the confusion surrounding the future of Theo Walcott, who has yet to sign a new contract, means the club could be on the lookout for a wide-forward this summer.
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Pedro and Walcott share many similarities as both enjoy playing in a team which dominates possession but are more effective without the ball than with it. The timing of their runs off the ball, coupled with impressive finishing means that a like-for-like situation could become a reality in the next transfer window.