Rooney in line for Derby job as Rams chiefs lose patience with manager Cocu, Three Lions LOSE as Eriksen scores pen and Maguire is sent off, Reece James sent off AFTER final whistle on England debut in Denmark loss, Pogba 'interested' in Barca move as skint LaLiga side eye free transfer, Ronaldo earns more money than FOUR Serie A teams as Juve squad's wages revealed, ©News Group Newspapers Limited in England No. To inquire about a licence to reproduce material, visit our Syndication site. Arsenal have arranged for Nicolas Pepe to undergo a medical ahead of a club-record move from Lille. "Signing a top-class winger has been one of our key objectives in this transfer window and I'm delighted he's joining. Arsenal put down an initial £20m for the winger with a further £52m to be paid over five years, the first part of which is due this summer. Find all the latest football transfers on our dedicated page. Non, Nicolas Pépé n’est pas le premier Eléphant à forcer le portail des Canonniers de Londres. The ex-Lille star even set up Christian Fuchs' own goal which gave Arsenal the lead on the night. And although the Gunners do not regret signing Pepe, individuals at other interested clubs balked at the figures involved in the deal - leading to the review. News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. How to get into football - the most popular sport in the world, with clubs and facilities throughout the UK. Nicolas Pépé, 25, de Cote d'Ivoire FC Arsenal, depuis 2019 Ailier droit Valeur marchande: 45,00 mio. Lille finished second in Ligue 1 last season, 16 points behind champions PSG. "Obviously we know what the club paid for him when he joined and that was obviously an extra pressure. The club sacked top recruiter Francis Cagigao as part of their Covid-19 cost-cutting. For further details of our complaints policy and to make a complaint please click here. He becomes the fourth most expensive signing in Premier League history after Manchester United duo Paul Pogba (£89m) and Romelu Lukaku (£75m), and Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk (£75m). Read about our approach to external linking. Arteta said: "I think he has come a long way, Nico. 679215 Registered office: 1 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9GF. Nicolas Pépé, 25, from Cote d'Ivoire Arsenal FC, since 2019 Right Winger Market value: £40.50m * May 29, 1995 in Mantes-la-Jolie, France The move was made under the tenure of ex-boss Unai Emery - who is thought to have preferred a deal for Crystal Palace ace Wilfried Zaha. Comments are subject to our community guidelines, which can be viewed, Nicolas Pepe became Arsenal's club record signing last year, Arsenal officially announce new signing Nicholas Pepe, Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO). In a statement, Arsenal insisted:  "There has been no investigation by the club into the Nicolas Pepe transfer.". Analysis and opinion from our chief football writer. "I have come a long way and struggled a lot and so signing for this great club is a big reward.". The man in charge of Arsenal's recruitment is their former Brazilian player Edu, 43. Our journalists strive for accuracy but on occasion we make mistakes. For other inquiries, Contact Us. The 24-year-old has signed a five-year contract at Emirates Stadium after having a medical on Tuesday. Une seule saison lui suffit pour se faire repérer. The 51-year-old discovered stars like Cesc Fabregas, Gabriel Martinelli and Hector Bellerin. To see all content on The Sun, please use the Site Map. Arsenal are next in action on Monday night when they go to Premier League champions Liverpool hoping to maintain their unbeaten start to the season. Get latest scores and headlines sent straight to your phone, sign-up to our newsletter and learn where to find us on online. "He is very settled here, he is liked by the boys.