Premier League sides reportedly monitoring Nicolas Pepe

Premier League teams interested in Arsenal winger

Leicester City are reportedly ‘monitoring’ Arsenal outcast Nicolas Pepe ahead of a potential transfer.

The winger has not reached the potential the Arsenal hierarchy and fans would have hoped in 2019 and it now seems that the club has run out of patience.

The current transfer window is the perfect opportunity to cash in on an asset, which cost a club record £72 million, due to the contractual situation.

Pepe only has two years left on his current deal at the Emirates Stadium and his market value is the highest at the moment. Plus he won’t be signing a new deal.

But few clubs would want to pay the Ivorian’s 140k weekly wages, which can become a sticky situation.

Thus, a season-long loan deal might be the most realistic outcome.

The former Lille man has scored 27 goals and assisted 21 times for Arsenal in 112 appearances. He has also represented his country 34 times.

The pursuit by the Gunners of former Leeds United man Raphinha was a testament that the club were willing to strengthen in a position both Bukayo Saka and Pepe operate in.

With Saka being a regular starter for the English club, it was clear whose position was in jeopardy.

Arsenal have still not stopped the pursuit of adding an additional body on the wing. A fresh face will certainly mean the end of Pepe’s stay in London.

Should Arsenal consider a sale or loan of Pepe to another Premier League club?

Yash Bisht

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  1. Where did you get the information that Pepe would not be signing a new deal?
    I haven’t read that anywhere an neither have I read that he won’t be offered a new deal.

    As mentioned by Neil above, if Mikel has decided that Pepe isn’t in his future plans, a straightforward swap deal would be a sensible compromise.

    However, I still believe the player has not been given the opportunities he deserves and our US tour and the four competitions we are in this season, should see him given those opportunities.

    1. Pepe showed flashes of potential.if it was a 21 yesr old graduate from Hale end on 40k per week it would be great and we should try to extend him. But a 27yo that came for 72m on 140k…..different story. Because if you have to choose, if it is to cover or be a super sub, you probably prefer to keep the cheaper hale end graduate, and try ro recoup 25/30 on pepe and save on his wages. On top of that also the player wishes ? Even if we did not hear, i bet he is not satisfied with that. his value will decrease from now on because he is entering last 24 months of his contract. So ideally, of course he is not bad being around. Realistically we should not spend 140k on a sub. We dont have endless funds. In this perspective, if i was the club i would definitely try to sell him this summer (unless he says he loved the club and perform crazily good in the pre season) and extend nelson, who reached and played in UEL final, for 1 or 2 years until we definitely can find out what is potential is and not sale a hale end product to succeed elsewhere like a Male , gnabry or bennacer.

  2. What use is a loan with only a year then remaining on his contract after it finishes!!

    It will further reduce any sale value and a loan fee will not be significant, in compensation!

      1. But those sort of deals don’t happen much at all, except with far lower amounts, usually with up and coming youngsters. It will plainly NOT happen with Pepe.

  3. 1. Players that must go: Runarson, Mari, Bellerin, Soares, Toreirra, XHaka, and Nelson.
    2. Players that must be loaned out: Okwonko, Balogun, Lokonga, Tavares.
    3. Players that need more game time : Leno, Pepe, AMN, Holding and Nketiah.
    4. Players that need less game time: Tierney, Partey, Saka and Whyte..
    5. Players to sign : Sangare – PSV, Tielemans, Max Aarons, Diaby – Leverkusen. Scamacca

  4. I would keep Nelson. And sell pepe. Dont forget also homegrown rules :
    Turner, tierney, tavares, soares, gabi, tomiyasu, xhaka, partey, sambi, elneny, odegaard, vieira, pepe, jesus, zinchenko. That is 15. Close to 17. And i even suppose we sell torreira, leno, Mari and runarsson. Because that makes 19. And we also have trusty on loan.

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