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Nicolas Pepe completes move to Arsenal from Lille for club-record £72m
After confirming Pepe’s signing, Unai Emery said: “Nicolas is a highly-rated and talented winger who was wanted by many of the top teams in Europe.
“Signing a top-class winger has been one of our key objectives in this transfer window and I’m delighted he’s joining. He will add pace, power and creativity, with the aim of bringing more goals to our team.”
Pepe had an outstanding season with Lille in 2018/19, scoring 23 goals and registering 12 assists in 41 games.
Arsenal are understood to have beaten Napoli to Pepe’s signature, and the forward will wear the number 19 shirt at the Emirates.
He becomes the Gunners’ fourth signing of the summer, following Dani Ceballos, Gabriel Martinelli and William Saliba, who will spend the season on loan at Saint-Etienne.
Nicolas Pepe has being given the No. 19 Jersy.