He may not be the same sort of player as the Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez, but he was just as effective in his own way when the two were fighting for a place in the Barcelona team. Pedro Rodriguez spent three years in the same squad as the Chilean and they both had to play second fiddle to the likes of Messi, Neymar and David Villa but they both chipped in with a decent amount of goals and assists.
And according to a Metro report, the two could soon be teaming up again after claims that the Gunners have already made contact with the Spanish international striker over a possible summer transfer to north London. The theory is that, despite Pedro signing a new contract recently, he could be tempted to move on as the Barcelona front three of Messi, Neymar and Suarez has seen his playing opportunities reduced even more than when Alexis was there.
In his three seasons at the Nou Camp, our Chilean star played in 141 games and scored 47 goals. In the same time, Pedro made 147 appearances and scored 42 times. His game is more about pace, movement and finishing and he would certainly offer something different for Arsenal.
However, I do wonder if we really need him as we already have a pacy finisher in Theo Walcott and the England star struggles to get a game. Do you think Pedro is the right transfer target for us? And if not, who is?