Pepe’s departure from Arsenal has been discussed for the past two summers, and to be fair, it should have happened a year ago, but his excessive wages and transfer fee have made finding a buyer extremely difficult.
But a deal with Nice in Ligue 1 appears to be done, as Fabrizio Romano has revealed that the Ivorian winger will have a medical in France today.
I think the 27-year-old will be desperate to get some regular playing time, considering he was considered one of the stars of Ligue 1 just a few seasons ago. He simply needs to get his career back on track, so it is no wonder he has agreed to take a cut in wages to escape from the Emirates…
Nicolas Pépé has reduced his salary in order to make Nice move possible. French club will cover main part of his wages, green light arrived and documents ready with Arsenal. 🚨🔴 #AFC
Medical tests will take place in the next 24h, on Thursday. pic.twitter.com/5qhREvKbeR
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 24, 2022
But more importantly for the Gunners, this will hopefully mean that Arsenal can now find a replacement to act as a backup for Saka, who doesn’t seem to have quite got into his stride yet this season.
The transfer window is far from over….