Player’s salary holding up his transfer away from Arsenal

Nicolas Pepe has been linked with a move to Nice in this transfer window after he lost relevance at Arsenal.

The winger joined the Gunners in 2019 from Lille and we expected him to become their next top star.

However, he has underperformed and now struggles to get dressed to play.

Mikel Arteta’s team has evolved since he became the club’s manager and the Spaniard now has better players in Pepe’s position.

The winger is free to leave, but not many clubs want to add him to their squad.

Nice wants him on loan, but a report on RMC says the move is being held up by his salary.

He makes around 1m euros gross per month at Arsenal and that is too much for the Ligue 1 side to pay.

Both clubs will continue talks and hopefully find an agreement soon.

Just Arsenal Opinion

Pepe has simply been a bad buy and we need to offload him in this transfer window.

The winger has not been good enough, and we will not miss him. But he needs a move away to get his career back on track.

Hopefully, both clubs can reach a compromise, or a new suitor will emerge for his signature.

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9 Comments

  1. He desperately needs a new challenge elsewhere!!!

    Staying back will ruin his career and ruin the club!!!

    1. He won’t stay. Reading between the lines I think he’s waiting on Newcastle and a better pay packet and potentially better footballing opportunities if Newcastle progress. Failing that he’ll take the many options he rightly has. He’s decent but 27 and not 1st team. Not worth 72 mil, still premier league quality.

  2. Can someone confirm that I read that correctly please?
    “However, he has underperformed and now struggles to get dressed to play.”

  3. @Damilola
    If he dosen’t want his career ruined he knows what to do. Simply take a pay cut and leave permanently or on loan.

  4. Pepe was a buy that was designed to fleece AFC. Same as Ramsdale. I know a lot of Arsenal fans, Coaches, etc rate him highly. I don’t and i dare say that anybody imagining that we can make top four with Ramsdale as our gk is daydreaming. We should have nicked Nick Pope before he joined Newcastle

    1. At least there is room for Ramsdale to improve his game since he is young and still has a lot to learn and offer that is unlike Pepe who is not even commanding a regular jersey for his national team

    2. I choose to daydream then.
      We have a very good goalkeeper in respect of Ramsdale and he knows how to use his feet well.

    3. Ramsdale is miles better with his feet and how we want to play than either Leno or Martinez and Pope that you mentioned. If you want to talk bad probably shouldn’t say this but talk about Raya or Meslier or even Sanchez, they can play that way. Shot stopping, well there are statistics for that. I feel like those who wish to target the club are struggling particularly with Xhaka looking strong so Ramsdale is the new target. I watched all or nothing. Where he has issues he will work on them no doubt. England’s no.1 100 right now and for the foreseeable future.

  5. The club should not waste money on such players it’s unfair to other players that are working hard to lift the club. It’s fraud to pay 1 million euros a month to such a player he did not bring anything to the club I don’t think shirts withhis name were any popular.

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