Barcelona's Pedro admits to delicate situation amid Arsenal, Liverpool rumours

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Pedro Rodriguez has been linked with a move to Arsenal and Liverpool.

Barcelona star Pedro has admitted to the Spanish publication Diario Sport that his situation at the club is delicate amid speculation over a move to the Premier League.

The Nou Camp favourite suffered last season as the 122-goal trident of Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez retained first-team duties and restricted Pedro to a bit-part role.

The 27-year-old did manage 15 La Liga starts, with a further 20 appearances made off the bench, and he affirmed his ties to the club with a 2019 contract extension in May.

Nevertheless, in a separate report by Diario Sport, Liverpool and Arsenal have been credited with holding an interest and Pedro admitted to the same paper on Tuesday that he finds his situation fragile.

“Pedro Rodriguez insisted that despite renewing with Barcelona, he finds himself in a ‘delicate situation’ and that his importance in Luis Enrique’s side has dropped,” Diario Sport report.

What does the future hold for Pedro at the Nou Camp?

With the club arguably boasting the best front three in world football, Pedro’s role at the club will remain that of a bit-part player while the Catalans’ star trio maintain their astonishing standards.

But is there anything wrong with that? The sheer number of matches Barca play every year means Pedro will get playing time, especially against the lesser La Liga sides and in the Copa Del Rey.

With the Gunners especially, a move to the Emirates Stadium wouldn’t guarantee him a regular spot as Arsene Wenger needs to juggle the likes of Mesut Ozil, Theo Walcott and Alexis Sanchez accordingly.

Barring injuries, Pedro will find himself benched for Barca’s biggest matches but trophies, fantastic football and ultimate success is surely a major incentive to remain at the Nou Camp.

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