Arsenal Winger on The Verge of Making Ligue 1 Return After Struggles at The Emirates

Arsenal Winger on The Verge of Making Ligue 1 Return After Struggles at The Emirates

  • French side Nice are reportedly interested in signing Arsenal flop Nicolas Pepe on loan
  • Pepe has endured a turbulent run of form since his club-record transfer to the Emirates in 2019
  • The 27-year-old started just five EPL games last season and has been an unused substitute since the start of the new campaign

Arsenal winger Nicolas Pepe is reportedly on the verge of sealing a move away from the club this summer.

The Ivory Coast international joined the Gunners from Lille for a club-record transfer fee of £72million back in 2019.

Nicolas Pepe, Premier League, Arsenal, Emirates Stadium.
Nicolas Pepe celebrates after scoring during a Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Manchester United at Emirates Stadium. Photo by Stuart MacFarlane.
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However, he has struggled to live up to the price tag since his move and has failed failed to convince Mikel Arteta that he deserves a place in the starting lineup.

According to, Pepe is yet to make an appearance for Arsenal this season, with Bukayo Saka currently preferred on the right wing.

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Nicolas Pepe linked with Ligue 1 return

The 27-year-old now looks set to end his Arsenal nightmare, with a stunning return to the French Ligue 1 on the cards.

French publication L’Equipe reports that Nice are keen to snap up the Arsenal flop on loan for the rest of the 2022/23 season.

Pepe’s agent Louis Ferrer was spotted at Nice’s 1-1 draw with Strasbourg in Ligue 1 earlier in the weekend, sparking rumours he is working on a deal to have his client move to the French top flight.

The Ivory Coast international is contracted at the Emirates Stadium until 2024.

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Willian quit the English top flight last summer after he cut short his spell with Arsenal following a torrid run of form with the Gunners.

The Brazillian went on to seal an emotional return with his former club, Corinthians, where he had intended to wind up his football career.

However, reports suggest that the Brazilian winger could return to the EPL with Fulham this summer.