Arsenal transfer target Pedro Neto has played down the chances of him leaving Wolves in January.

The Portugal international was targeted by the Gunners 18 months ago as they looked to provide Bukayo Saka with top quality competition for his place.

Neto subsequently missed the majority of last season with a serious knee injury but has hit the ground running this term and appears to be back to somewhere near his best.

With speculation mounting again, that Mikel arteta’s side are set to make a renewed effort to sign Neto when the January transfer window reopen. But the player himself has claimed that he is happy at Molineux, and is enjoying life under new manager Gary O’Neil.

‘I want to say that I am here and I will help everyone,’ he told Telegraph Sport. ‘I love the club and everybody here, I have always felt that it has given a lot to me.

‘I’m enjoying the moment here so I will continue to do that. The future and long-term ambitions don’t matter. We will never go down in any situation, we are here to win and fight. I feel really good at the moment and hope to continue.

‘I feel even better than I was before. A player that has confidence is a different player: I always had it but Gary has given me even more.

‘I play football because I love it, but the game is what it is because of the fans. When I get the ball and they are pushing me and expecting something special, it’s such a good feeling.

‘He’s a manager who always says to the players that he is behind them. He’s always telling me to take my one-against-one, go against my men and be confident and that the team will always be there to help me,” he says.

‘Even in pre-season under Lopetegui I was feeling really good and when Gary came in, I felt it could be the starting point again to go where I want to go.’