Nicolas Pepe Undergoing Arsenal FC Medical, Finalizing Club Record Transfer


As had been reported by numerous outlets over the course of the weekend, Arsenal FC has secured the acquisition of Lille winger Nicolas Pepe. The France to north London pipeline remains in effect, post Arsene Wenger, as the newest member of the Gunners is set to break the club transfer fee record!

Arsenal boss Unai Emery admitted yesterday that the club is pursuing Pepe, and trying to get a couple more deals done on top of this one in the final week and a half of the summer transfer window.

And Tuesday brought reports, from numerous outlets, that Nicolas Pepe is currently in London, to undergo his club medical and finalize the deal. It is expected that once everything is confirmed, signed, sealed and delivered, the club will make a formal, official announcement later in the week.

The BBC’s David Ornstein, known by many football fans as the oracle of Arsenal, posted this tweet about Pepe as well as some insights into further transfer market activity between now and the next 10 days. Apparently, Arsenal are still in for Kieran Tierney and looking to offload Shkodran Mustafi.

Meanwhile, Sky Sports’ Fabrizio Romano says the Ts have been crossed and the Is dotted on this deal.

It certainly took a very long time for Arsenal to emerge from their summer slumber this transfer window, but with Pepe becoming the third acquisition, in the words of the Joker: “here. we. go.”

With Dani Ceballos procured on loan, William Saliba signed and Pepe up next, it’s very reasonable to believe that more transactions will get over the line between now and August 8.

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  1. James Nyapir says

    What a week,Arsenal relieving from pain.

  2. James Nyairo Sidinio says

    Thank you Enery and the board,it is not going to be the Arsenal you think,
    but the Arsenal you see…..pull one more…defender…and everything is going to be Kalas…..

  3. James Nyairostic de Sidinio says

    Pepe! Score untill the haters salivate,regret by saying why didnt we sign the PEPERIZER..

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