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Arsenal fans on Twitter keen to avoid 60-million euro swoop for Nicolas Pepe

Arsenal fans on Twitter keen to avoid 60-million euro swoop for Nicolas Pepe

Unai Emery won over the trust of the Arsenal supporters in the transfer market when he swooped for Lucas Torreira in the summer and now the fans are ready to let him throw money at anyone he wants to sign. That man at the moment seems to be Nicolas Pepe and France Football, via Inside Futbol, have claimed that it will cost them near 60 million euros.

The Gunners will be having a quick look at Pepe’s Transfermarkt page to try and clue themselves up on the winger, and the fact that he’s bagged himself 11 goals and seven assists in 18 games in Ligue 1 for Lille this season will be something that they’ll be pleased with. However, that doesn’t mean he’s instantly worth 60 million euros and the supporters would much rather see that money pooled into more problematic areas.

The defence is definitely more of an issue than the attack at The Emirates. Plugging the hole at the moment is the experienced Sokratis Papastathopoulos, and with the Greek defender being 30-years-old it looks like Emery is just buying himself time as he prepares to get himself the next best defender in the world of football, with players like Kalidou Koulibaly and Milan Skriniar the name on the lips of the Gunners.

You can read the Gunners’ verdict on the Pepe rumours here:

The Gunners are loving life under Emery, but aren’t too sure about signing Nicolas Pepe from Lille for such a price tag.

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