Arsenal have signed Gabriel Martinelli, Dani Ceballos, and William Saliba this summer and they are looking forward to complete more before the close of the transfer market next month.
The Gunners have been linked with a move to sign Ivory Coast international, Nicolas Pepe from Lille for some weeks after they joined the likes of Napoli, who are equally interested in him.
Daily Star reports that the Gunners are edging close to getting the transfer deal done ahead of Napoli, who were in the race before them.
The report disclosed that the Gunners have reached an agreement of £72 million with Lille for the Ivory Coast Star. It also revealed that Pepe prefers a move to Arsenal over Napoli.
What is left now is for him to have his medical that is scheduled to take place in the new week.
Pepe is one of the best wingers in the French Ligue 1 with 34 goals to his name in 75 appearances for Lille since joining them in 2017.
If Arsenal are able to sign the Ivory Coast international, he would be put to play at the wing where he would most likely replace an underperforming, Alex Iwobi.
Well, we are yet to understand how Arsenal intend to complete this deal considering the fact that their transfer budget this summer is just £45 million.
Moreover, the Gunners don’t need a new winger and what coach Emery should have focused on is improving the defence at Arsenal. However, here’s how Pepe would look in an Arsenal shirt once the deal is completed.