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Arsenal Complete Signing Of Nicolas Pepe For A Club Record £72 Million

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Arsenal Complete Signing Of Nicolas Pepe For A Club Record £72 Million

Arsenal have smashed their transfer record to sign Nicolas Pepe from Lille.

The Ivory Coast winger has joined the Gunners in a transfer worth £72 million. He's a penned a five-year deal at the Emirates.

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Pepe's transfer beats the previous club record of £56 million for Pierre-Emerick Aubamyang.

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Arsenal have fended off competition from some of Europe's heavyweights like Liverpool, Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain to land the exciting talent.

Pepe enjoyed a prolific campaign last season. He registered double figures for both goals and assists. He scored 22 goals and set-up a further 11 in a stunning individual term.

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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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So far this transfer window, Emery has snapped up Gabriel Martinelli, Dani Ceballos on loan from Real Madrid and William Saliba for £28 million.

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

Topics: Football News, Arsenal News, Unai Emery, Football, Premier League, Nicolas Pépé, Arsenal

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