Arsenal is looking for a team to buy Nicolas Pepe.
The Telegraph reports, “Arsenal are looking for a team to buy Pepe, who has been called a failure. The Gunners currently have no plans to bring Pepe back into the first team. Pepe has just one year left on his contract at Arsenal and the Gunners are hoping to be approached by a club in the coming weeks.”
Pepe joined Arsenal from LOSC Lille in the summer of 2019. The Gunners had high hopes for Pepe, as he was known for his tricky dribbling ability and sharp left-footed kick. Arsenal spent a whopping £72 million to sign Pepe, which was a club record for the Gunners. For Arsenal fans, the signing of Pepe was a surprise, as the club doesn’t usually spend a lot of money on players.안전놀이터
When it came to Pepe’s performance, it was surprising in a different way. The lanky midfielder struggled against English Premier League (EPL) defenses, and his flashes of brilliance in the Ligue 1 were nowhere to be found in the EPL. While he did score goals, often from left-footed free kicks, his club record was not worth the investment.
Pepe was completely out of the running for a starting spot, losing out to younger players like Xherdan Shaqiri and Gabriel Martinelli. In response, head coach Mikel Arteta made an extraordinary move. He sent his club-record signing out on loan. It was a bold move. With his confidence and game in tatters, Pepe hoped to make a comeback in the Ligue 1 where he had fond memories, but once his form dipped, it was hard to get it back up. Eventually, Pepe returned to Arsenal after a fruitless loan spell.
But there was no place for Pepe at Arsenal. The best eleven had settled in perfectly this season, finishing second in the league, and Arteta had cut Pepe from his plans. With Pepe becoming a liability, Arsenal were up for sale. However, it is doubtful that Pepe will be sold.
Even if Pepe is not sold, Arsenal plans to offload him. “With just 12 months left on Pepe’s contract, it is possible his deal could end before the end of the summer transfer window,” according to The Telegraph, suggesting that Arsenal could end his deal early.