The fee Arsenal are ‘willing’ to accept for Nicolas Pepe revealed

The fee Arsenal are ‘willing’ to accept for Nicolas Pepe revealed

An insight into the fee Arsenal would be willing to part ways with record signing Nicolas Pepe for has been revealed.

Nicolas Pepe’s Arsenal stint

Nicolas Pepe joined Arsenal in the summer of 2019 from Lille.

The Gunners paid a staggering £72m to bring the Ivorian to north London.

And though a player of course has no control over his price-tag, to say that Pepe has since failed to come anywhere close to justifying such a fee would be putting it lightly.

Both Unai Emery, who has made public that he in fact wanted to sign Wilfried Zaha over Pepe, and Mikel Arteta, have struggled to get the best out of the gifted wide-man.

Pepe would have a bright end to the 2020/21 Premier League campaign, which saw him net five in his last three league outings of the season.

However, he has since so far struggled to emulate that form during the new season.

Arsenal open to selling Pepe?

Pepe has scored one and assisted two in two League Cup ties this term. But he has continued to struggle for any sort of form in the league.

The Ivorian has made seven PL appearances this term, scoring none and providing just one assist.

Mikel Arteta has also preferred to use all of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Emile Smith Rowe, Bukayo Saka and Martin Odegaard over Pepe in Arsenal’s attacking midfield spots.

So, it is not too surprising to see it claimed that Arsenal are willing to sell Pepe for a fraction of the fee they paid for him.

As per the Daily Mail:

Reports state that Arsenal are willing to suffer a significant loss on Pepe and accept £25million for the Ivory Coast international

 

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