Maybe all those concerned with the success of Arsenal in the Premier League in the coming months will have something to worry about if the reports about this transfer deal turn out to be true and the Spanish international striker Pedro Rodriguez does join our rivals Chelsea from Barcelona this summer.
I think his pace and finishing ability could be a significant addition to the options up front for Jose Mourinho and so I hope he stays in La Liga or goes elsewhere. But I do not believe the Arsenal transfer rumour reported by Metro which explains that one of the Catalan sports papers is saying that Pedro has `snubbed´ a transfer to Arsenal to move to Stamford Bridge.
For one thing, the reason given for him choosing Chelsea over us is that he would feel more comfortable there because of the Spanish speaking players in the Chelsea squad. Are Nacho Monreal, Gabriel, Hector Bellerin, Mikel Arteta, Santi Cazorla and Alexis Sanchez not enough then?
The main reason for paying no attention to this rumour, however, is that we do not need Pedro. His usual position of playing on the right of a forward three is pretty well covered already, as Arsene Wenger explained when he gave the reason for not trying to sign Raheem Sterling.
Seriously Gooners, why would we go for Pedro when you have Walcott, Gnabry, Chamberlain, Wilshere, Ramsey, Ozil, Welbeck, Alexis and Akpom able to play on the right?