Nicolas Pepe to Arsenal
Arsenal have made LOSC Lille attacker Nicolas Pepe a top summer target, according to Mercato 365.
Prior to the 2018/19 season, Nicolas was somewhat of an unknown talent.
Nicolas moved to Lille in 2017 from Angers for somewhere in the region of £9 million.
The winger had previously played 47 games and scored just three goals for Angers before signing with his current club.
Nicolas would enjoy a much more productive debut season with Lille, playing 38, scoring 14 and assisting five across all competitions.
The 2018/19 campaign, however, is where Nicolas has really begun to shine.
The 23-year-old has played 15 games in Ligue 1 this season, in those games, Nicolas has scored nine and assisted seven earning more than one goal contribution per game.
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Nicolas is naturally a right winger; however, he is also capable of playing as a centre-forward.
Arsenal’s unbeaten run
Nicolas is said to cost around 50 million Euros and will no doubt be attracting a lot of attention from top clubs around Europe, given his fine form.
In recent seasons, Arsenal would likely lose out on Nicolas to a club such as Manchester City who have also been linked with him.
However, under Unai Emery, Arsenal should be a much more attractive destination to players like Nicolas.
Unai Emery would lose his first two games as Arsenal boss.
Since then though, Arsenal have gone on a 19 game unbeaten run across all competitions.
Arsenal are also taking on Manchester United on Wednesday evening as they look to make it 20 games without a loss.