Mikel Arteta gives Arsenal green light to complete surprise £30m transfer

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Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is reportedly ready to let Nicolas Pepe leave the club after his poor form this season.

The Gunners spent a club-record £72million to sign Pepe from Lille in 2019, following the Ivory Coast international’s dazzling form in Ligue 1.

However, Pepe has not been able to replicate that form at the Emirates Stadium, and it seems Arteta has now lost patience with the player, according to Todo Fichajes.

Their report now states that Arteta has given Arsenal the green light to allow Pepe to complete a transfer away from north London this January for a reduced fee of just £30m.

Nicolas Pepe has flopped at Arsenal

It will be interesting to see how this saga develops, but for the moment it seems there isn’t a long list of clubs queuing up to sign Pepe.

The 26-year-old could end up being a real bargain for £30m if he can get back to his best, but it’s not surprising that teams might not be willing to take a gamble on him at the moment.

Arsenal fans will no doubt be disappointed that it’s come to this with their record signing, who looked so promising when he first joined the club.

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  1. Well instead of allowing Pepe to sit on the bench always better they sale him on my own I believe he is a very good talented player so if Arteta can’t use him let him be sold but one thing everyone must bear in mind is Arteta is systematically removing all the good players signed by Unai Emery why I like what he doing now is by and large everyone must reap what he sowed

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