Arsenal are ‘determined to bet heavily’ on Neto and have ‘taken a step forward’ to sign the Barcelona goalkeeper, according to Mundo Deportivo.

The 32-year-old pushed hard to leave the Camp Nou for the Gunners in January, but the two sides couldn’t find an agreement.

The north London club are ‘back in charge’ for the Brazilian, despite having Bernd Leno, Rúnar Alex Rúnarsson and Dejan Iliev in their squad.

Mikel Arteta is of the belief the former Valencia man can contribute with his footwork, which the other three keepers aren’t able to do well.

Having struggled for regular opportunities in the last two seasons, the South American wants to leave the Catalan club, and both the player and Barca are ‘looking for a way out’.

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Mundo state the Premier League appears as the only possible destination for the keeper, where Arsenal and Tottenham are fighting to sign him.

The English league attracts Neto and he wouldn’t mind ending up at either of the two north London clubs. However, his agent considers Arsenal as the ‘most viable option’.

Despite Arsenal being ‘determined’ to sign the goalkeeper, Mundo state they have a ‘long way to go’ for the deal to be concluded.