Arsenal Officially Announce Nicolas Pepe Signing

Arsenal have confirmed the signing of Ivorian winger Nicolas Pepe from Lille for a club-record fee of £72m.

The 24-year-old signed a five-year contract with The Gunners after completing a medical on Tuesday.

Pepe scored 35 goals in 74 Ligue 1 appearances for Lille, who he joined from Angers in 2017.

The former SCO Angers player becomes the fourth most expensive signing in Premier League history behind Manchester United duo Paul Pogba (£89m) and Romelu Lukaku (£75m), and Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk (£75m).

During the 2018/2019 Ligue 1 season, only Paris St-Germain’s Kylian Mbappe had more combined goals and assists than Pepe, who will wear the number 19 shirt for Arsenal.