Arsenal sign Nicolas Pepe for club-record fee of £72 million


Arsenal Nicolas Pepe Official Signing Lille

Arsenal have broken their transfer record after completing the signing of Nicolas Pepe from Lille for what is rumoured to be £72 million.


Nicolas Pepe has signed a deal that will keep him at the club for the next five years.


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


Emery also added that "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."


Pepe becomes Arsenal's fourth signing of this transfer window, with Gabriel Martinelli joining permanently, Dani Ceballos joining on loan, and William Saliba joining but being loaned out straight away.