Arsenal remain hopeful of agreeing loan move for Nicolas Pepe

Arsenal are still in talks with Nice over a deal which could see Nicolas Pepe leave on loan for the remainder of the current season.

The Gunners signed the former Lille forward for a club record fee back in 2019, but he has struggled to remain in the manager’s first-team plans in recent seaosns.

Wih the likes of Gabriel Martinelli, Bukayo Saka, Emile Smith Rowe and Fabio Vieira ahead of him in the pecking order at present, an exit seems like the ideal scenario for all parties, but we have struggled to find a buyer.

We now look set to bite the bullet and send him out on loan instead, and Fabrizio Romano has confirmed that talks are ongoing with Nice, but that no option to buy is expected to be included in the deal.

I’m a little surprised that a team like Newcastle or West Ham haven’t come in with a bid to take him off our hands permanently, as he has shown plenty of ability despite limited first-team minutes of late, but allowing him to leave so he can play regularly will boost our chances of selling next summer at least.

Part of me still believes he will come good and prove we were right to imvest in him, but we know that will not be in time to save our blushes.

Does anyone agree that he would be a great signing for the likes of West Ham or Newcastle?

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  1. Always liked Pepe but don’t think he’s suited to the premiership, he’s a great finisher and lots of skill, but good luck to him….

  2. I suppose the hope is he regains his lille form and gains some interest in the summer. I think his contract will only have one year to run by then, so we still wouldn’t be able to get a huge return. It seems to be the best we can do at this point.

  3. ugh, lets speed this one up so we can get a winger replacement in. Im guessing there is no option to buy because it would’ve been too low what Nice is asking for. If he plays well maybe we can get a bit more money from him. Not much though since this is a guy that is going to have one year left on his contract next summer.

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