LONDON: Arsenal are rushing to sign Neymar to complete the Premier League squad.
Former Arsenal player Julio Baptista says the Brazil star is in need of a fresh break after being too comfortable at Paris Saint-Germain.
Neymar, 31, is one of the players the Ligue 1 club will let go of in this summer’s transfer window.
“I think Neymar is comfortable at PSG, but the best step for him is to create a new atmosphere at another club – maybe one that gives him the support and confidence he needs. He didn’t feel that at PSG.
“Arsenal is one of the best clubs in Europe. We are aware, since eight years ago, Arsenal have not shown their true achievements.
“But now, with Arteta, Arsenal are a different team. They are building something very powerful. Maybe this is the key.
“In Brazil we say, you have a house, you have everything, and you only need a key to open it.
“Maybe Neymar is the key to unlocking and completing everything at Arsenal. He’s an amazing player,” said Baptista.
Neymar will also have no problem settling in at the Emirates as Gabriel Jesus, Gabriel Martinelli and Gabriel Magalhaes are also his team-mates in the Brazil squad.