Arsenal target Nicolas Pepe hints he is ready to leave Lille as Unai Emery eyes £44million move

The 6ft winger has impressed Stade Pierre Mauroy this term with eight goals and seven assists and declined the chance to snuff out rumours he will leave the Ligue 1 club

Posted Thursday, November 08, 2018 by

Arsenal target Nicolas Pepe hints he is ready to leave Lille as Unai Emery eyes £44million move

ARSENAL target Nicolas Pepe has hinted he is ready to leave Lille — sparking a potential Gunners move for the winger.

The Ivorian, 23, has been tipped to join the Unai Emery revolution, but it could cost as much as £44million.

Pepe has bagged seven in his last nine games for the Ligue 1 side, catching the attention of Germany's two biggest clubs, as well as the North London side.

Add that to his seven assists this term and it is no wonder he is being touted for a big move.

He said: "A preference between Borussia Dortmund, Bayern [Munich] or Arsenal? They're all big clubs.

"I was not aware of these rumours, although it's nice.

"Will I leave Lille at the end of the season?

"We do not even know what I'll be doing tomorrow."

Lille signed Pepe from Angers in 2017 and Christophe Galtier's side are currently third in the Ligue 1 standings, level on points with second-placed Montpellier after 12 games.

Young midfielder Jonathan Bamba has also chipped in nicely with seven goals for the Great Danes.

Arsenal are undergoing an exciting resurgence under Emery, with 12 wins and two draws in their last 14 games.

But it remains to be seen if the Spaniard will be given the funds to add to his squad in January.

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