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Pepe Involved In 33 Goals Last Season, Only Messi, Mbappe And Quagliarella Were Involved In More Goals

Pepe Involved In 33 Goals Last Season, Only Messi, Mbappe And Quagliarella Were Involved In More Goals

Arsenal's record signing Nicolas Pepe was involved in a staggering 33 goals for Lille last season, only Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe and Fabio Quagliarella were involved in more goals.

The Ivory Coast attacker scored an impressive 22 goals and set-up a further 11 from the wing during a stunning individual 2018/19 campaign.

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Only Messi, Mbappe and Quagliarella contributed more goals than the promising 24-year-old within the top five European Leagues

Pepe weighed in with more goals and assists than the likes of Eden Hazard, Mohamed Salah, Sergio Aguero and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Lionel Messi (Barcelona) - 49

Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain) - 40

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Fabio Quagliarella (Sampdoria ) - 34

Nicolas Pepe (Lille) - 33

Eden Hazard (Chelsea) - 31

Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) - 30

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Based on goals and assists in the 2018/19 campaign, no Premier League player outperformed Pepe.

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In Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette and Pepe, Arsenal possess one of the most lethal attacking lines in England.

Speaking about his new signing, Unai Emery said: "Nicolas is a highly-rated and talented winger who was wanted by many of the top teams in Europe.

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"Signing a top-class winger has been one of our key objectives in this transfer window and I'm delighted he's joining. He will add pace, power and creativity, with the aim of bringing more goals to our team."

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The £72 million man is Arsenal's fourth signing of the summer following the arrivals of Gabriel Martinelli, Dani Ceballos and William Saliba.

The Gunners remain in the market for new talent with the club strongly linked with a move for Celtic's Kieran Tierney.

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Arsenal begin their league campaign against Newcastle United on August 11 at St James Park.

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