Arsenal fans run the rule on transfer target Ruben Neves during Portugal heroics

Arsenal fans are seemingly desperate for Mikel Arteta to sign Ruben Neves this summer, after the Wolves star impressed in Portugal's comfortable victory over Israel.

Bruno Fernandes scored twice on Wednesday as the holders warmed up for the European Championship with a dominant 4-0 victory.

And the Manchester United midfielder wasn't the only Premier League ace to impress, with Neves also producing a composed performance in the middle of the park.

Neves' impressive display has got Arsenal fans licking their lips, following reports that Arteta is considering a £34million swoop for the Wolves star.

The Wolves and Portugal star could look for a new challenge following the departure of Nuno Espirito Santo, with Arteta keen to oversee a squad overhaul after a miserable campaign.

The Times have reported that Arsenal turned to Neves after appearing to 'lose the race' to sign Celtic forward Odsonne Edouard following another impressive season in Scotland.

That has certainly got the Arsenal faithful excited, with several fans sharing their delight after watching him shine in Portugal's final preparation game before they begin the defence of their European Championship crown.

One wrote: "Quality operator Ruben Neves. Controls tempo very well, tactically flexible and good pass selection. I'm impressed."

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Another added: "Ruben Neves was class tonight."

A third said: "I don't know why people hate him. Ruben Neves is actually a good player."

Indeed, it was a good night for Neves and his Portuguese team-mates.

Portugal looked in total control at an empty Jose Alvalade Stadium and it was only a matter of time before they went in front in the 42nd minute as Cancelo got down the right flank and found Fernandes, who slotted low into the net with one touch.

The Manchester United midfielder then turned provider for Portugal's second two minutes later by feeding Cristiano Ronaldo and the captain went for power over placement when it came to shoot, his strike proving too much for Israel keeper Ofir Marciano.

It was Ronaldo's 104th goal for Portugal and took him within five strikes of matching former Iran striker Ali Daei's record as the all-time top scorer in international football.

Portugal continued to dictate the pace in the second half and should have added to their lead when Bernardo Silva came face-to-face with Marciano inside the area but he failed to beat the keeper, who made himself big and clawed his shot away.

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Fernando Santos's side eventually got another goal in the 86th minute thanks to a moment of brilliance from Cancelo, who cut inside from the right wing to curl the ball into the far corner with his left foot.

Fernandes then capped an assured individual performance with an impressive solo strike of his own in added time, unleashing a shot from outside the box which rocketed into the top corner.

The holders begin their defence of the tournament against Hungary in Budapest on June 15 in Group F which also contains Germany and France, the 2014 and 2018 World Cup winners respectively.

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