Why Arsenal signing Barcelona star would be a mistake

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Arsenal's reported chase of Barcelona's Pedro is a transfer which the Gunners should not pursue.

Reports have surfaced that Arsenal could be interested in signing Pedro, but it seems like an unnecessary purchase. 

The Spanish winger only offers similar qualities to what the Gunners already have in their squad and surely wouldn't eradicate the problems that need addressing.

By bringing in Pedro, manager Arsene Wenger would continue to overlook the major deficiency in the defensive midfield position which has plagued them for a number of seasons.

There is one urgent requirement for Wenger: to sign a midfield enforcer. 

Not since the days of Patrick Vieira have Arsenal had a central midfielder who allowed them to win the physical battle in the middle of the pitch and Wenger's insistence of singing attacking stars must be a concern.

The funds could certainly be better spent elsewhere and bringing Pedro into an already packed attacking unit at the Emirates seems extravagant at best. 

The Barcelona attacker is unquestionably talented, but there would be no guarantees over his starting place and funds could be better spent elsewhere.

The likes of Santi Cazorla, Mesut Ozil, Theo Walcott, Lukas Podolski and Alexis Sanchez can all play in the wing positions which Pedro prefers to occupy and he would not advance their squad, as a result. 

Wenger has always preferred to play with attacking style, but he must realise that signing a defensive midfielder is the priority and any other purchase will simply be avoiding the issue. 

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