After a season marred by injuries and a lack of consistent form, Nicolas Pepe, Arsenal’s 28-year-old winger, is facing an uncertain future.
As the summer transfer window approaches, Arsenal are reportedly preparing to move him on, but his high wages could prove a hurdle to finding a buyer.
Nicolas Pepe, despite being the second top-scorer for OGC Nice this season, is facing an uncertain future at Arsenal due to his high wages and inconsistent form.
Arsenal are reportedly preparing for a permanent move for Pepe this summer, but finding a buyer might prove challenging.
With injuries affecting his form, Pepe has had a mixed season, making his transfer situation complicated for Arsenal to navigate.
Uncertain future for Arsenal’s Pepe
Nicolas Pepe’s journey with Arsenal appears to be coming to a crossroads. According to Charles Watts of Goal, it’s “clear” that the Ivorian international “has no future at Arsenal”, and a permanent move for the winger is expected this summer.
Despite Pepe’s impressive performance as the second top-scorer for OGC Nice this season, his high wage demands could prove a significant hurdle to his transfer.
Clubs interested in acquiring his talent might balk at the financial commitments necessary to secure his services.
Pepe’s transfer situation is further complicated by his injury-laden track record.
The player had a couple of significant setbacks this season. One of these injuries saw him rush back for the Europa Conference League quarter-final against FC Basel, only to find himself sidelined again shortly after.