Loads of Arsenal fans have been reacting to a huge development on the future of Nicolas Pepe, as his manager said the 16-goal winger will play in red next season.
Arsenal fans are desperate for some proper investment, as Unai Emery has been forced to make ends meet with mostly sub-par signings so far.
The manager brought in five new faces last summer before adding Denis Suarez in January, but of course the Spaniard is only at the club on loan.
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With Suarez barely making an impact (and due to leave this summer) and Henrikh Mkhitaryan enduring a pretty miserable first 12 months in North London, the Gunners could well sign a winger this summer, and Pepe has been heavily linked.
Arsenal leading chase for Nicolas Pepe but lots of competition emerging. L’Equipe this morning suggest Lille will negotiate in January if a club opens bidding at €50m. But owner has previously stated he won’t sell mid season
— Matt Spiro (@mattspiro) December 17, 2018
Now, the winger’s manager at Lille, Christophe Galtier, has heaped even more fuel on the fire by dropping a cheeky hint at his press conference this week.
As reported by GFFN, Galtier said: “He has to go to a club in the Champions League. In my view, he does not need an intermediary step to go to the highest possible level.
“I could see him playing for a team who plays in red that likes having wide players playing on the wing of their weaker foot.”
The Gunners do not look likely to make the Champions League this campaign, but that will certainly be their goal next season, and fans are hoping Pepe will be there to help them achieve it.
You can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below…
— Ash (@AshwinG362) February 21, 2019
— Red White Gooner ?⚪️ (@RedWhite_Gooner) February 21, 2019
— Hectör (@HctrPan) February 20, 2019
— Kiborg23 (@Denis_SZN) February 20, 2019
— Kevin ? (@PeakMbappe) February 20, 2019
— Harry Weston (@HarryJayWeston) February 20, 2019
— Prajwal (@Praj_afc) February 20, 2019
— Sid_AFC ?⚪ (@sid_shah23) February 21, 2019