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Arsenal’s to be record signing Nicolas Pepe is pictured in Gunners kit for the first time as a leaked video showed him tapping Arsenal’s crest ahead of his imminent official announcement of his £72 million move from Lille.
— afcstuff (@afcstuff) July 30, 2019
Headlines in summer were dominated by the North-London based club operating on a minimal budget of £45 million, but Raul ‘mastermind’ Sanllehi has negotiated a multi-year period deal with the French side and the Arsenal faithful will be excited for all he is going to bring on the flanks.
Lets talk statistics… Only Kylian Mbappe netted more goals than Pepe’s twenty-two, while ranking second on the assists in the French elite division with eleven layoffs. His performances were key to Lille’s revival – from narrowly escaping relegation to second place finish last campaign.
Pepe will be Arsenal’s third signing of the summer, although their second (William Saliba) will be heading back to France on loan, complemented by the arrival of Dani Ceballos on loan from Real Madrid.