Arsenal willing to sell £72m attacker in January

By | December 22, 2021

Arsenal are reportedly planning to cut their losses on Nicolas Pepe and allow the ex-Lille man to depart from the club for as little as £25m.


The Ivory Coast international arrived at the Emirates in a £72m deal from Les Dogues in the summer of 2019 but has struggled to perform on a consistent basis for the Gunners.

With Mikel Arteta preferring Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe in the wide areas, Pepe is being tipped to end his Gunners stint at the end of the 2021-22 campaign.

According to football.london, the North London club would now accept a £25m figure for Pepe as they eye a move for Serie A giants, Juventus’ Dejan Kulusevski.

However, the report claims that garnering that cut-price fee for Nicolas Pepe may be a challenge in itself, with the 26-year-old very short of suitors at present.

Pepe has one goal and three assists from nine appearances in all tournaments this season and is not set to become a free agent until the summer of 2024.

Arsenal also considering selling Eddie Nketiah in the January transfer window as they keen on avoiding losing him for free in the summer.