Arsenal’s miracle signing of the summer. Just when fans thought that Arsenal would not be able to bring in a winger, the North London side pulled one on the fans and bought in Lille winger Nicolas Pepe for club record fee of £72 million.
Last season, Pepe found the net 22 times and assisted 11 times to find a spot in the UNFP team of the year. Arsenal will hope that Pepe can bring his rich vein of form to England and help solve their problems at the flanks. Mesut Ozil and Henrick Mkhitariyan were both tried to disappointing results and Unai Emery will want the Ivorian to galvanize the wings.
Nicolas Pepe is a fast and skilled attacking winger. He can play as an inverted-winger or as an outright winger and also as a forward, if an when required. It is likely that Emery will play him on the right where he can cut in with his left. Aubameyang and Lacazette, this is a scary trio most defenses will cower from.