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Arsenal pencil in Nicolas Pepe debut as £72m record signing jets in for medical

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Nicolas Pepe is set to undergo a medical ahead of his club-record transfer to Arsenal
is ready to go through a medical forward of his club-record switch to Arsenal (Picture: Getty)

Nicolas Pepe will arrive in England lately and go through his Arsenal medical forward of his club-record £72million transfer.

Despite their restricted switch price range, a outcome of Unai Emery’s failure to protected Champions League qualification, Arsenal have agreed to pay Lille in a sequence of installments over the process a five-year contract.

Arsenal had observed a £40million bid for Wilfried Zaha disregarded out of hand by way of Crystal Palace previous this summer season and, with the Eagles refusing to budge, became their attentions to the Ivory Coast global, beating Napoli to his products and services.

The likes of rising kids Emile Smith Rowe, Reiss Nelson and Bukayo Saka are set to supply Emery with contemporary choices at the flanks this season, however the Spaniard was once determined so as to add a confirmed goalscoring skill to his ranks, particularly given the disappointing output of Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Alex Iwobi final time period.

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Pepe have been holidaying in America following his global commitments on the Africa Cup of Nations previous this month, however will arrive at Arsenal’s Colney coaching base this afternoon to finish the formalities of his transfer.

Arsenal face Angers in France on Wednesday, however Pepe is not likely to function there, nor in the Joan Gamper Trophy towards Barcelona on Saturday at Camp Nou.

According to Goal, alternatively, Arsenal are hopeful the 24-year-old will likely be in a position in time to function towards Newcastle at the opening weekend of the Premier League season.

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Arsenal will spread the cost of Nicolas Pepe's transfer over the course of a five-year contract
Arsenal will unfold the price of Nicolas Pepe’s switch over the process a five-year contract (Picture: Getty)

Regardless of when he makes his debut, Arsenal lovers are ‘in for a treat’, in step with Pepe’s soon-to-be ex-teammate Jose Fonte.

He instructed talkSPORT: He’s unbelievable if he can achieve the similar stage, which I imagine he’s going to, which he did with Lille final season then Arsenal lovers will likely be more than happy. ‘He is tremendous fast, he has a left foot which is silky, one vs one he’s 2nd to none.

‘He finishes really good, he takes penalties, he takes free kicks, he is a very, very accomplished player and I think Arsenal fans will be in for a treat for sure.’

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