The Arsenal Universe is in a state of absolute joy at the moment. This is after it emerged that the Gunners are on the verge of completing a sensational 72 Million pound transfer deal for Lille Winger Nicholas Pepe.
Highly respected BBC journalist broke the news on Saturday via his Twitter account.
Arsenal have reached an agreement with Lille to sign Ivory Coast winger Nicolas Pepe for ~€80m, paid by instalments to fit #AFC budget. 5yr deal, agent agreement still needed but set to be closed in next 24/48hrs. Napoli also have agreement with #LOSC but agent rejected proposal
— David Ornstein (@David_Ornstein) July 27, 2019
Nicholas Pepe was Lille’s top scorer last season and was only second to Kylian Mbappe in the Fench league’s scoring charts. Arsenal have been in die need of a wide forward and Pepe perfectly fits that bill.
The Emirates faithful could barely believe the news…
If a front there of Alexandre Lacazette, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang & Nicolas Pépé materializes, we’ll have one of the best front lines in world football. Last season, they managed a combined 73 goals & 34 assists.
— Patrick Timmons (@PatrickTimmons1) July 28, 2019
His numbers last season were impressive too..
Nicolas Pepe in Ligue 1 last season:
✅38/38 games played
✅22 goals, goal every 151 minutes.
✅Created 16 'big chances'
✅Averages 2.7 dribbles a game, success rate of 55%
✅Over 54% aerial duels success rate
If this is not a top quality winger, then no one is.
— LTArsenal™ (@ltarsenal) July 27, 2019
Announce Nicolas Pepe so we can spent the remaining days of the transfer window asking you to sort out the back four @Arsenal
— WelBeast (@WellBeast) July 27, 2019
I still believe I haven't woken up
— Paul McG AFC ☘️© (@Afcpmg) July 27, 2019
Nicholas Pepe to arsenal INJECT IT IN MY VEINS RIGHT NOW please get this done!!
— EthanJones (@EthanJones30_) July 27, 2019
Too good to be true..
Pepe from nowhere has all Arsenal fans excited as Arsenal reach a 72million pounds agreement on a five years contract to sign Nicholas Pepe from lille. This is too good to be true pic.twitter.com/Z2OhFLadZQ
— Temple Mag (@mag_temple) July 27, 2019
Unai Emery’s team will be in action this Sunday when they face Olympique Lyon in the Emirates Cup in London, Arsenal fans will have the chance to watch new signing Dani Ceballos for the first time.