Arsenal investigating themselves over major transfer blunder

Arsenal has launched an investigation into their transfer businesses and the £72 million signing of Nicolas Pepe from Lille last summer is reportedly the major subject of the review.

ESPN claims that in their bid to get better at making signings, the Gunners have decided to investigate how they have been spending their money for some time now.

One of the major examples of how wasteful and misjudging the Gunners have been in their transfer dealings recently is their signing of Pepe.

Although the Ivorian had a fine season in the 2018/2019 campaign, the Gunners weren’t the only team looking to sign him.

His other suitors were, however, blown away when they realised how much Mikel Arteta’s side was willing to pay to capture his signature and they simply pulled out and allowed the Gunners to have a free run.

They paid an initial £20 million for the winger and agreed to spread the rest over a five-year period.

The winger was signed instead of Wilfried Zaha after he had netted more than 20 goals for Lille. The Gunners expected him to be in scintillating form for their team, but his first season in England has been somewhat underwhelming.

He managed 5 goals and 6 assists in 31 Premier League games.

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41 Comments

  1. Sue says:

    OT.. What a game and what an own goal!!!

    1. Kenya 001 says:

      End to end stuff may the best team win

      1. Sue says:

        Gnabry!!!!!!!

    2. ArsenalWhy says:

      Can’t believe we let go of Gnabry. Damn it

      1. Sue says:

        It is pretty gutting!!! Bayern could make double figures!!
        Barca are a ghost of their former selves!!

        1. ArsenalWhy says:

          They need a wholesale their defense. Remind me of arsenal hehe. They need to rebuild … The funny thing is though they have 300min world of players on the bench.

          1. Sue says:

            😂 And did you see Coutinho clapping when Bayern scored?! 😂😂
            They’re not coming back from that, surely?!

          2. ArsenalWhy says:

            No way haha coutinho clapped ? I can’t blame I guess.
            I’m almost feeling sorry for Barca

          3. Rory johnson says:

            Yeah I saw him clapping sue! Great stuff 😋 , those bayern o.a.p forwards showing barca how it’s done!!

          4. RSH says:

            Love watching Barca get their butts kicked. No team punishes like Bayern Munich does. Simple as that. Coutinho clapping was hilarious! Love seeing Gnabry cut this team apart too!

          5. Sue says:

            I don’t blame him either!! 😂
            Suarez scored, smacked arse look on Neuer’s face = beautiful!!!

          6. Sue says:

            Rory.. Muller looks about 50 😂 he’s been brilliant!! Lewandowski has to score!!

          7. Sue says:

            Nice one, RSH… I love seeing Neuer beaten… so what a night!!
            Gnabry is a baller!!! 👍
            If City beat Lyon, they’ll have their work cut out against Bayern!!!

          8. RSH says:

            Take a bow, Alphonso Davies!

          9. Sue says:

            Coutinho!!!!!!!

          10. ArsenalWhy says:

            Coutinhoooo happy for him. He so needed that.

          11. RSH says:

            8-2. Maybe we’ll finally be left alone after this 😂😂

          12. Sue says:

            I’d be happy if we got him? ArsenalWhy 😉
            Wow, what a game!!

        2. Sue says:

          😂😂😂😂 RSH…. phew!!

          1. ArsenalWhy says:

            Yes thank you Barca for removing the awful curse of record that is 8-2 haha. I don’t want to hear about that anymore.

  2. RSH says:

    There are rumors swirling about Sanllehi too. Definitely a story to watch

  3. Jo-Gunz says:

    Barca getting the drill from Bayer. These Bavarians can be mean.
    First time seeing Barca with 55.00 odds for a win. Could be the end of an era.

  4. Labass says:

    D title is between Bayern or man c

  5. Labass says:

    Pls leave Pepe alone. He’ll come good this coming season. If we can sign partey, coutinho and that Gabriel guy then believe me wen I say we’ll b one of d team to fight for d title not just top 4

  6. Labass says:

    And keep hold of Auba and ceba😁😁😁😁😁😁😁

  7. Labass says:

    I hope Bayern or Barca won’t change their mind concerning coutinho ooooo

    1. Sue says:

      Yes, I’d like him!!

      1. Labass says:

        Me too sue

      2. Rory johnson says:

        After that coutinho wont set foot in the barca dressing room ever again lol

        1. Sue says:

          🤣🤣🤣 for sure, Rory!!!

  8. S says:

    8-2 over 90 minutes
    They did us 10-2 over 180. Imagine what they’ll do to us now. It’ll be worse than losing a three set tennis match in half an hour, or being all out for 0 runs in a test cricket innings.

  9. Sue says:

    OT.. Congrats to fellow gooner, Ronnie O’Sullivan – it’s all in the cue action 😂😂😂

    1. Siamois says:

      ,😂 Selby wasn’t happy was he? accusing Ronnie of playing mind games!

      1. Sue says:

        No, not at all, Siamois! 😆 He only has himself to blame!! Sour grapes!!
        Ronnie is so refreshing, calls a spade a spade… he cracked me up though, how he kept on about the ‘cue action’… let’s hope Amazon deliver it tomorrow 😂

      2. Sue says:

        I have replied, Siamois, but for some reason it went into moderation…and no I didn’t swear 😆

  10. Sirjoe says:

    I keep hearing about how pepe has failed and I wonder what these people expect from him in his first turbulent season in epl under 3 different managers and a pandemic to go with it. Who else came to the EPL last season a lit it up? Did Maguire and the Chelsea keeper perform better? Zaha has been here for a long time, did he do better than pepe? Or did they think that we bought Messi or Ronaldo? Come on, let’s stop this obsession with pepe , let him settle down, henry did not do as well as pepe in his first season. Pepe is a quality player and we’ll see it soon. We did not waste that money buying him as the media portrayed. Marshall was bought for 60m and up till now he’s not lit up the EPL but nobody talk about it.

    1. Labass says:

      Thank you. Pls let them know

    2. Highbury Hero says:

      I have never considered him playing with three managers in one season might have contributed to his not so good performance. You may be right there. Everyone hopes he delivers next season.

      Many players come in and lit up in their first season. I can quickly think of Aubameyang, Eduardo and Nasri.

    3. Sid says:

      King Henry didn’t win any trophy in his first season but he did score 26 goals that season. Yup, Henry didn’t do well like Pepe, he did better! Pepe will come good no doubt but Henry analogies have to wait, lol.

  11. Seth says:

    I agree that the treatment of Pepe by the media and all those Arsenal fans are very unfair. In his 1st season in EPL; he scored 8 goal, 10 assists. What did you expect from he Winger, Come on !
    Leave the boy alone.
    Lacazette scorred 12; with 4 assists from central position. Martenalli before injury scored 10 goals, 3 assists.
    Saka 4 goals, 12 assist, Auba 29 goals, 3 assist.
    So Pepe was our 3rd highest scorer and second highest assist. LEAVE HIM A LONE. HE’S DONE HIS BEST.

    1. Highbury Hero says:

      Seth I think when a club pay a record fee for a player more is expected than doing his best. We hope next season he will show us what he is made of.

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