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Lille Chief Reveals When Nicolas Pepe Should Be An Arsenal Player

Pepe

Arsenal should seal the signing of Lille winger Nicolas Pepe today, according to the French club’s president Gerard Lopez. Speaking yesterday about the 24-year-old, the Lille chief confirmed the deal was close to being announced: “The deal will be done within 24 hours. It is for £72m plus some other details.” There has been some …

How Will Arsenal Line Up Next Season With Pepe?

Arsenal pre season squad

A winger wouldn’t have been first on many Arsenal fans’ list of priorities during the summer transfer window, but manager Unai Emery was keen to add speed and guile out wide. The impending capture of Nicolas Pepe does present Emery with another potent attacking weapon, but it may also cause him a few problems in …

‘LB Sorted For The Next 5 Years’ ‘Unreal Business’ Arsenal Fans On Twitter Delighted By News £25m Deal Could Be Finalised By Tuesday

Tierney

Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney could be an Arsenal player as early as Tuesday, according to reports in the Scottish media. The Gunners have so far struggled to come up with the £25m that the Hoops are demanding for the left-back but it is believed the London club have finally come up with a payment structure …

The madness of the media

Ionut Radu

Read any newspaper or most of the football blogs and you will get the impression that each club has its own transfer budget, which of course is secret, but that the clever writer of a blog or a newspaper column, happens to know all about. What’s might that writer has the real inside knowledge on …

Emery Responds To Rumours That Juventus Star Could Make Arsenal Switch

Khedira

Arsenal manager Unai Emery has admitted that Juventus midfielder Sami Khedira is a top player but he said the German international has not been discussed as one of the club’s transfer targets. The 32-year-old was at the Emirates to see the Gunners play Lyon at the weekend, prompting talk he could be on the verge …

‘This Excites Me More Than Signing Pepe’ ‘Best Week For Arsenal Fans’ Supporters React To Report That Flop Could Be Offloaded For £27.5m

Shkodran Mustafi & Laurent Koscielny

Monaco are interested in signing Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi, according to reports in France. The Gunners rate the 27-year-old at €30m (£27.5m), but the Ligue One side may yet baulk at the London club’s asking price. Fans on Twitter are, though, excited that Mustafi could be offloaded before the end of the transfer window: This …

Arsenal Already Planning When Pepe Could Make His Debut As Star Flies In For Medical

Pepe

Arsenal are hopeful that Nicolas Pepe will be fit to face Newcastle on the opening day of the season, according to reports in the UK. The Ivorian international is reportedly in London to have his medical ahead of finalising his £72m move to the Gunners. Pepe is said to have agreed a five-year contract with …

5 Things To Know About Nicolas Pepe Ahead Of His Switch To Arsenal

Pepe

As Arsenal close in on the very exciting signing of Nicolas Pepe from Lille for £72m, we take a look at what the Gunners can expect from the 24-year-old. Here are five things to know about the Ivorian international ahead of his move to the Emirates: 1) He’s quick Pepe is one of the quickest …

Where Will Arsenal Finish Next Season Following Spending Spree?

Laca and Auba celebration

Arsenal have been relatively busy so far in the transfer market, but are yet to address the key issues within the squad. With the 2019/20 Premier League campaign just around the corner, can the Gunners overcome the intense competition for places at the top of the table and qualify for their first top 4 finish …

Relative Reveals Why Pepe Has Turned Down Serie A Move For Arsenal

Pepe

Arsenal have beaten Napoli to the signing of Nicolas Pepe after making a sizeable wage offer to the winger, according to one of the Lille star’s relatives. Speaking to Ivorian news outlet Sport Mania, they were quoted as saying that a move to Serie A was close to being agreed before the Gunners came in …

Guide on how to get tickets for the Arsenal – Updated For The 2019-20 Season

Emirates Stadium

This guide has been updated July 26, 2019 and Supersedes Any Previous Articles On How To Get Arsenal Tickets. This article was written by our long time contributor Tony Attwood: Arsenal season ticket holder and publisher of the most excellent blog Untold Arsenal. There has long been a story going around that it is impossible …

‘I’m Genuinely Speechless’ ‘I Still Believe I haven’t Woken Up’ I Don’t Quite Believe It’ Arsenal Fans Thrilled By Latest Transfer Update

Pepe

Arsenal are closing in on a deal for Lille winger Nicolas Pepe, according to multiple reports in the English media. It is believed that the Gunners could finalise the signing for the Ivorian international in the next 24 hours, with personal terms close to being agreed. Supporters on Twitter are very excited by the prospect …

Arsenal Are ‘Increasingly Confident” That Deal For 22-Year Old Defender Can Be Secured

Tierney

Arsenal are “increasingly confident” that they can agree a deal for Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney, according to Sky Sports News. The TV channel reports that despite having two bids rejected for the 22-year-old, the Gunners remain in talks with the Scottish club about the defender. Tierney is available for £25m this summer, but Celtic were …

Arsenal Join Two Clubs In Race For German World Cup Winning Midfielder

Khedira

Arsenal are interested in signing Juventus midfielder Sami Khedira, according to reports in Italy. The Gunners are not the only team keen on the 32-year-old, though, with Valencia and Fiorentina also looking to sign the World Cup winner. Khedira is one of the players Juve are considering letting go following the arrival of Aaron Ramsey …

Arsenal Favoured Ahead Of Liverpool And Napoli In Battle For Pepe

Pepe

Arsenal have edged ahead in the race for Lille winger Nicolas Pepe, according to Gianluca Di Marzio. The Italian journalist reported on his website that the Gunners have proposed a more attractive deal to the Ivorian international’s agent, meaning that other teams will have to improve the personal terms that they have offered. Napoli, Liverpool …

This Fan Outlines The Four Major Mistakes That Unai Emery Made During His First Season At Arsenal

Unai Emery’s first season at Arsenal was a mixed bag, to say the least. While the Gunners accrued seven more points than they did in Arsene Wenger’s last campaign in charge, they still didn’t qualify for the Champions League. On top of that, the London club’s defence continued to be a problem with the team …

Do Arsenal Already Have Koscielny’s Successor At The Club?

Chambers

With Laurent Koscielny on his way out of the club, does Calum Chambers have what it takes to fill the Frenchman’s shoes? With two weeks to go before the transfer window closes, and with the club’s focus seemingly on signing Kieran Tierney and a new winger, links to centre-back targets have been few and far …

‘We Received Offers’ Club President Confirms Four Teams Have Met Asking Price For £72m Rated Arsenal Target

Pepe

Lille president Gerard Lopez has confirmed that four clubs have met Nicolas Pepe’s €80m (£72m) asking price. He revealed that one of those sides was Napoli but did not mention the names of the other three teams: “We received offers for him that meet our demands from four big clubs. Napoli made an offer for …