Romano delivers an update on the future of Arsenal man

Fabrizio Romano has delivered an update on the future of Nicolas Pepe as Arsenal tries to offload the winger.

The Ivorian has struggled since he moved to the Emirates and the Gunners have been looking to get the best from him.

However, Mikel Arteta seems to have completely given up on the ex-Lille player ever becoming better, and the winger hardly makes the team.

Arsenal is in the mood to spend some money, and they are lining up a replacement for him.

However, Pepe has to leave, and he doesn’t have many clubs willing to bet on him.

The French club Nice is his main suitor now and they are looking to add him to their squad on loan before this window closes.

Both parties have been in talks with each other, and it seems to make progress.

Romano has now delivered an update on that. He tweeted:

“Negotiations ongoing between OGC Nice and Arsenal for Nicolas Pépé – been told buy option currently not included, could be simple loan until June 2023 but all parties in talks, it’s still open. 

“Optimism also on clubs side, but Pépé’s salary is being discussed.”

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Arteta has done an excellent job in offloading the deadwood he met at the Emirates, and Pepe is one of the few left.

The winger has not been good enough, and he has to leave the Emirates in this transfer window so that we can have only players that are making contributions.

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  1. Pepe a player signed for 72m which is club record is not more just a flop again. He’s now being categorize as deadwood.

  2. Offloading deadwood for free: such a low bar for assessing competence of the manager. An excellent job. What would you say if he won the league? Arteta the almighty, manager for life.

    1. @Rfrancis
      Winning the league is a probable. Letting a £72 mil player go for free or next to nothing, is a reality…IJS

      1. Winning the league, certainly probable, but not very likely. Squad not deep enough to sustain injuries to key players such as: Jesus, Partey and Ramsdale. The same applies to the effects of the world cup later this year. Keeping my fingers crossed for at least two more additions before the window ends.

        1. @Rfrancis
          Mikel needs to start giving our second string players some match mins, to get them match fit…

        2. “PROBABLY BUT NOT VERY LIKELY”? You plainly speak a different type of English than I do.


      2. we dont want average or lazy players in our team anymore,winning the league is what I praye for,arsenal board please we need 1/2 to more signing

  3. I don’t understand what you mean by letting players leave for free how many club have you seen in a biding war for any of the players? Should we then keep the mediocres in the team unable to sign other quality replacements?

    If letting mediocrity go for free, is the price to pay for the mismanagement of the past, I bet it’s a sacrifice the club as agreed to make collectively.

    In business you win some and you loose some. Moreover, the way the team is setup now, we won’t be talking about letting players go for free come 3years time.

    Edu, Arteta, KSE are all doing the needful to rebuild and restore the glory of the club.

    Before, it use to be Arsenal don’t want to sign quality players. Now that arsenal is sending out the deadwoods to create space for quality signings. It’s now arsenal is sending players out for free.

    Just so you know, we cannot wait for their contracts to expire, because the process has a time frame and there’s no time to waste.

    Operation clear out the deadwoods even if it means letting them go for free in order to replace mediocrity with excellence.

  4. My hope for Pepe is thar as he step down a notch, he will stamp his class in a lower league and jump start his career.

  5. The only with NP issue for me was his lack of defensive abilities, pressing and winning back the ball. This always put pressure on the team. In a soft league he will do very well again.

  6. As we continue to offload players at a loss, FFP will catch up with us.
    Secondly do we have a strong bench to cover for the 1st team? No player can be consistent and strong enough to play all games per season.
    We have not learned from being one injury away from disaster that has cost the team so much in the previous seasons.
    Pepe goes, who comes in say if both Martinelli and Saka pick up injuries at the same time?

    1. If GM and Saka are out we have ESR, Vieira and Nketiah, then marquinhos and I wouldn’t think it disastrous if either zinchenko or Tierney had to play on the wing for a few games – Tomi can cover left back if needs be.
      I don’t think we’re short in attack. Every side would suffer with a lot of injuries, there’s only so much you can do

      1. Id be more worried if we lost jesus or Nketiah to injury – probably GM is our only other viable option for CF, and he’s not really proven he can play there yet, so it might be difficult to keep players fresh.

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