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Pepe agrees pay-cut to secure Nice loan 0

Posted on August 31, 2022 by Veselin Trajkovic

As revealed by David Ornstein in his report for The Athletic, Nicolas Pepe has agreed to have his salary reduced for the season in order to secure the loan transfer to Nice. The agreement is such that the Ligue 1 club is paying 50% and Arsenal 25%, while the winger has given the rest up, so eager was he to get back to France where he expects to play regularly.

Arsenal agree Pepe loan to Nice 0

Posted on August 24, 2022 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal and OGC Nice have reached an agreement for Nicolas Pepe to go back to France for the rest of the season, according to multiple sources. An option for the Ligue 1 side to make the deal permanent next summer was discussed, but in the end it was left out of the deal. His salary will be mainly covered by Nice.

Arsenal could cut Pepe losses 0

Posted on July 15, 2022 by Harry Kettle

While he may have only been at the club for three years, it seems as if Nicolas Pepe could be on his way out of the door in the upcoming summer transfer window.

The 27-year-old has failed to really recapture the kind of magic he produced at Lille and as a result, despite paying £72 million for him, the Gunners are heavily contemplating letting him go as Mikel Arteta attempts to finally guide his team back into the top four.

Sevilla are believed to be interested in him but if he’s going to be available at a cheaper price, you’d have to think he’ll garner a fair bit of attention.

Arsenal seek Pepe solution 0

Posted on July 01, 2022 by Veselin Trajkovic

The future of Arsenal winger Nicolas Pepe is becoming increasingly uncertain between his and the club’s desire to part ways this summer and the notable lack of suitable interest in his services, as relayed by, who are echoing reports suggesting technical director Edu is currently busy trying to identify potential suitors for the 27-year-old.

Pepe arrived to the Emirates from LOSC Lille in 2019 as Arsenal record signing for a reported fee of £72 million, obviously accompanied by great expectations as the Gunners sought to form a formidable front line consisting also of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette. However, things haven’t exactly worked out that way, and both Aubameyang and Lacazette have left the club in the last six months.

Pepe wants to leave Arsenal 0

Posted on May 20, 2022 by Veselin Trajkovic

Nicolas Pepe has decided to leave Arsenal this summer if a suitable opportunity arises and according to, he’s already hired a new agent with instructions to find him a new club when the transfer window opens.

The winger joined the Gunners as their most expensive signing ever in 2019 from Lille, for a reported fee of £72 million. He was heavily tipped to form a powerful attacking trio with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette, but reality has put such expectations into an shocking place – Aubameyang is no longer at the club and Lacazette is about to leave, and Pepe himself has never managed to establish himself as a regular starter. He’s less likely to do so with each passing day as the talents of Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Martinelli and Emile Smith Rowe become more pronounced.

Nicolas Pepe set for future talks 0

Posted on April 27, 2022 by Veselin Trajkovic

Nicolas Pepe is set to hold talks with Arsenal over his future soon, according to the Evening Standard. Apparently, the club’s search for attacking reinforcements this summer has raised concerns for the Ivorian over a potential loss of game-time, and there have been reports claiming the club are already open to offers for his services.

Nicolas Pepe contemplates Arsenal exit 0

Posted on March 29, 2022 by Veselin Trajkovic

Nicolas Pepe has admitted he is currently contemplating his future amid a lack of game-time at Arsenal.

The 26-year-old winger scored for the Ivory Coast in their 2-1 defeat to France at the Stade Velodrome in Marseille, with former Gunner Olivier Giroud and AS Monaco starlet Aurelien Tchouameni overturning his early opener. Speaking to the press after the match, he made it clear he wasn’t happy about not playing regularly at club level.

Pepe or Martinelli as centre-forward? 0

Posted on February 07, 2022 by Veselin Trajkovic

Following the unceremonious departure of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from the club, a rather worrying concern has been raised regarding the central attacking role. For the time being, manager Mikel Arteta appears to have put his faith in Alexandre Lacazette as the man to lead the attacking line, with Eddie Nketiah as his first deputy. Meanwhile, the club worked hard to sign Dusan Vlahovic from Fiorentina through the January transfer window, only to see Juventus step in decisively and fork out the €75 million the Florence club were demanding.

Mixed fortunes for six non-English international Gunners 0

Posted on November 17, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

Apart from Bukayo Saka, Emile Smith Rowe and Aaron Ramsdale, who all played their part in England’s 10-goal thrashing of San Marino on Monday, five other Gunners represented their respective countries during this international break, so let’s take a brief look at how they fared.

Norway drew 0-0 at home against Latvia and lost 2-0 away to Netherlands, with Martin Odegaard playing the full 90 minutes on both occasions. The 23-year-old attacking midfielder will have been disappointed with what his team have done, finishing third in Group G behind Netherlands and Turkey. It means they won’t be playing at the World Cup next year.

Arsenal may need a midfielder in January 0

Posted on November 04, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

The turn of the year is approaching fast. With it comes the January transfer window, and one of the perpetual worries for all club managers – the African Cup of Nations.

The tournament, set to be held in Cameroon, begins on January 9th and ends of February 6th, which means the players representing their countries there will be absent for practically a month. As for Arsenal, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will be playing for Gabon, Nicolas Pepe for Ivory Coast, Thomas Partey for Ghana, and Mohamed Elneny for Egypt.

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