Arsenal are OGC Nice are making progress on Nicolas Pepe’s loan move and there’s confidence on both sides for an agreement.

Alexandre Lacazette (L) celebrates with Nicolas Pepe (R) after his shot deflects off Wolverhampton Wanderers' Portuguese goalkeeper Jose Sa (not pictured) for Arsenal's late winning goal during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Emirates Stadium in London on February 24, 2022. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)
Alexandre Lacazette (L) celebrates with Nicolas Pepe (R) after his shot deflects off Jose Sa (not pictured) for Arsenal’s late winning goal during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Emirates Stadium in London on February 24, 2022. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

Fabrizio Romano reports that Arsenal and OGC Nice are progressing towards an agreement for the loan of Nicolas Pepe, with no option or obligation to buy.

Though wages are still being discussed, there’s confidence on both sides of an eventual agreement.

Nice Matin reported earlier this week that Nice’s negotiations to loan Pepe for the coming season were progressing well, with the player expected to arrive this week.

The deal is reportedly on track for Pepe to feature against Marseille this weekend.

Saber Desfarges reports that Nice are pushing to complete a loan deal, again confirming that negotiations are currently focusing on the player’s wages.

LONDON, ENGLAND: Junior Firpo of Leeds United marks Nicolas Pepe of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Leeds United at Emirates Stadium on May 08, 2022. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND: Junior Firpo of Leeds United marks Nicolas Pepe of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Leeds United at Emirates Stadium on May 08, 2022. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Fabrizio Romano previously claimed that Arsenal had told Pepe he has to find a new team as soon as possible. Romano reports that once that deal is sorted, the Gunners will then make their move for Wolves’ Pedro Neto.

Pepe was left out of the matchday squad to face Bournemouth on Saturday. The winger made 23 appearances for Arsenal last season, but it looks as though he won’t be spending this campaign in North London.

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