Arsenal looking to offload Elneny following Pepe purchase

Pepe Reveals Why He Chose To Join Arsenal Over Napoli		Posted by Daniel Jenkins

Cote d'Ivoire winger Nicolas Pepe just completed his switch from LOSC Lille to Arsenal for a club-record fee of €80million.

Ivory Coast star Pepe has the pace and predatory instincts to form a formidable attacking trio with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette.

Click through the gallery above to see where Pepe features among Arsenal's 10 best-paid players, and how much they earn weekly, according to Spotrac.

The 24-year-old Ivory Coast global has joined the Gunners for an undisclosed fee believed to be worth £72million, which is expected to be paid in instalments.

"Signing a top-class winger has been one of our key objectives this transfer window and I'm delighted he's joining".

So Arsenal turned their attention to Pepe, who scored 22 goals for Lille last season and contributed 11 assists.

But an interview from 2017 has started to make the rounds following his arrival at the Emirates, with Pepe naming Arsenal rivals Chelsea as a dream move for him.

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"Nicolas is a highly rated and talented winger who was wanted by numerous top teams in Europe", Arsenal manager Unai Emery said in a statement.

"I have come a long way and struggled a lot and so signing for this great club is a big reward". Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester United and Napoli were among the other major European clubs pursuing Pepe.

Pepe said he was looking forward to playing alongside Lacazette, Aubameyang and Mesut Ozil.

Arsenal finished a disappointing fifth in the Premier League in Emery's first season in charge, missing out on Champions League qualification for the third year in a row.

"He won't discover the Champions League next season, but we are going to follow him".

"Really I want a team better than past year with players who can add to us this season".

"At the moment it's a very personal decision, and we are respecting that", Emery said.

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