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

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

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

          3. 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!

          4. 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!!!

          1. 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.

  1. 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.

  2. 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

  3. 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.

      1. 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 😂

  4. 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. 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.

    2. 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.

  5. 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. 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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