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Following the announcement of a limited budget by Arsenal ahead of this ongoing summer transfer window, it is surprising that the EPL club could want to sign a player worth £72 million this summer.
Arsenal are close to sealing a transfer deal for Ivory Coast international, Nicolas Pepe from Lille, according to David Ornstein.
He confirmed that the Gunners have reached an agreement with the French club which is worth £72 million for Pepe.
Another report hinted that Pepe favours a move to Emirate and his medical has been scheduled towards the end of this week.
Arsenal have been able to beat European Champions, Liverpool, who are yet to sign a single experienced player this summer.
Report from Italy revealed that Pepe should he join Arsenal will receive€9 million per year, which will make him one of the most expensive players at Old Trafford.
The 24-year-old winger was top of his game, scoring 23 goals and 12 assists for Lille last season.
Arsenal want to sign Pepe as a replacement for Danny Welbeck and a somewhat underperforming Alex Iwobi.
It is obvious that the Arsenal fans love this transfer, as they have been heard professing their undying loyalty to club once again.