Tuesday, 30 July 2019

Nicolas Pepe arrives in London for Arsenal medical

Nicolas Pepe has arrived in London and will have a medical with Arsenal on Tuesday ahead of his club-record £72million switch from Lille.

The Ivorian winger touched down in the capital early on Tuesday morning and is expected to sign off on a five-year deal with the Gunners in the coming days. 

Pepe showed up at the club's Colney training complex for the medical already with a bag in his hand emblazoned with the Arsenal badge and stuffed full of club merchandise.

The 24-year-old was dressed sharply in a blue suit with a white t-shirt underneath, white trainers and sunglasses and accompanied by several of his entourage. 

He then went on a tour around north London, the area he will shortly be calling home.

As reported by Sportsmail earlier this week, Arsenal will be given an extraordinary five years to pay the £72m fee, paying the French club just £20m up front in order to keep within their budget. 

The signing will be an impressive coup for the Gunners hierarchy given Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester United and Napoli have all been credited with an interest.

It has been reported, though, that Pepe's official Arsenal photos are being taken on Tuesday - and the deal is set to be announced in the coming days. 

The 24-year-old Pepe will form part of what should be an exciting forward line next season. 


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