Tag: Nicolas Pepe

Nicolas Pepe used to for Arsenal Football Club. The Ivorian forward arrived at Arsenal in 2019 from Lille for £72m and earned around £140,000-per-week or £7,280,000-per-year. Pepe wore the number 19 shirt. He was born on May 29, 1995 and was sold for £3m in the summer of 2023.

Nicolas Pepe after signing for Trabzonspor (Photo via Trabzonspor on Twitter)

Arsenal flop dropped ahead of crunch match amid exit reports

Nicolas Pepe's future at Trabzonspor is in doubt after being left out of the squad for a crucial match. Is a return to Europe on the cards for the Ivorian winger?
Nicolas Pepe after signing for Trabzonspor (Photo via Trabzonspor on Twitter)

Former Arsenal record signing is available for free transfer

Former Arsenal winger Nicolas Pepe will be a free agent this summer, and he's hoping to continue playing in Europe.
Nicolas Pepe with the Trabzonspor fans after his arrival at the airport (Photo via Trabzonspor on Twitter)

Arsenal flop wanted by Juventus

Ex-Arsenal flop Nicolas Pepe struggles in Turkey, but Juventus and AC Milan could offer him a lifeline this summer.
BRENTFORD, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 27: Mohamed Elneny of Arsenal thanks the support during the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Brentford and Arsenal at Gtech Community Stadium on September 27, 2023 in Brentford, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Elneny at AFCON: Fixtures & how it will affect Arsenal

The Africa Cup of Nations 2023 is due to get underway on Saturday evening, with Mohamed Elneny preparing to take part in the tournament.
LUTON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 05: Declan Rice of Arsenal celebrates after scoring the team's fourth goal to make it 4-3 during the Premier League match between Luton Town and Arsenal FC at Kenilworth Road on December 05, 2023 in Luton, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Arsenal’s top 25 most expensive transfers

Arsenal Football Club's history of transfers reveals a strategy of high-value investments, showcasing their ambition to excel at the highest level of football.
Nicolas Pepe with the Trabzonspor fans after his arrival at the airport (Photo via Trabzonspor on Twitter)

Arsenal flop wanted by AC Milan

Interest from AC Milan in Nicolas Pepe, currently at Trabzonspor, marks a potential shift in the career of the former Arsenal record signing.

New deal, doubts and debuts: Arsenal news roundup

Catch up on the latest news from Arsenal, from youth internationals and injury updates to new signings and managerial insights. A comprehensive round-up of all things Gunners.

“It’s not his fault” Arsenal flop defends Mikel Arteta

In a candid interview, former Arsenal player Nicolas Pepe discusses his move to Trabzonspor, the complexities of his injury, and his long-term ambitions in football.
Arsenal's Spanish manager Mikel Arteta gestures on the touchline as a penalty decision is reviewed by the VAR (Video Assistant Referee) during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium in London on September 3, 2023. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

“I feel extremely responsible” says Mikel Arteta

Arsenal's Mikel Arteta delves into the complexities and unpredictability of high-value football transfers, using recent examples to illustrate his points.
Nicolas Pepe with the Trabzonspor fans after his arrival at the airport (Photo via Trabzonspor on Twitter)

Arteta delivers Pepe Arsenal commitment verdict

Mikel Arteta insists Nicolas Pepe tried really hard to succeed at Arsenal, and he hopes the winger can now kick on with his new club.
Nicolas Pepe with the Trabzonspor fans after his arrival at the airport (Photo via Trabzonspor on Twitter)

Arsenal ‘challenged me a little mentally’ says winger

Former Arsenal star, Nicolas Pepe, speaks on his move to Trabzonspor, recalling his time in London and expressing optimism for the future.
Nicolas Pepe with the Trabzonspor fans after his arrival at the airport (Photo via Trabzonspor on Twitter)

Nicolas Pepe sends short message to Arsenal after transfer exit

Nicolas Pepe has sent a brief message to Arsenal following his departure to Trabzonspor, which has now finally been confirmed.
Nicolas Pepe on the flight to Turkey to sign for Trabzonspor (Photo via Trabzonspor on Twitter)

Arsenal winger terminates contract ahead of transfer

Trabzonspor are yet to officially confirm the signing of Nicolas Pepe, but the winger has already terminated his contract at Arsenal, according to a report.
Nicolas Pepe on the flight to Turkey to sign for Trabzonspor (Photo via Trabzonspor on Twitter)

Medical this morning: Arsenal now finalising £3m sale

Nicolas Pepe is completing his transfer to Trabzonspor this morning, with Arsenal set to bring in a fee of around £3m. 
WEST BROMWICH, ENGLAND - AUGUST 25: Nicolas Pepe of Arsenal reacts during the Carabao Cup Second Round between West Bromwich Albion and Arsenal at The Hawthorns on August 25, 2021 in West Bromwich, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Arsenal forward in complex exit talks as time runs out

Arsenal's Nicolas Pépé finds himself caught between two football markets, with Besiktas and Al-Shabab as possible destinations. The Gunners look to navigate a challenging exit.
Nicolas Pepe dedicating his celebration to his new-born baby (Photo via Pepe on Instagram)

Arsenal outcast has medical but there is a problem

Arsenal are insisting on a £4m transfer fee for Nicolas Pepe, a player who appears to have lost his sheen. With conflicting reports about his move to Besiktas, it's becoming a tale of "will he, won't he."
Nicolas Pepe playing for the Ivory Coast (Photo via OGC Nice on Twitter)

Saudi club still chasing Arsenal man with deadline on Thursday

Besiktas have denied that they're closing in on the signing of Nicolas Pepe, with Saudi club Al-Shabab FC making an offer for the winger.
Nice's Ivorian forward Nicolas Pepe controls the ball during the UEFA Europa Conference League Quater Final football match between Nice (OGCN) and FC Basel at the Allianz Riviera in Nice, on April 20, 2023. (Photo by Valery HACHE / AFP) (Photo by VALERY HACHE/AFP via Getty Images)

Medical for Arsenal forward as transfer exit looms

Nicolas Pepe is holding a medical today in Paris ahead of a move to Besiktas, finally accepting the transfer after the closure of the British transfer window.
Nice's Ivorian forward Nicolas Pepe (L) celebrates with Nice's French defender Melvin Bard after scoring his team's third goal during the French L1 football match between OGC Nice and Montpellier Herault SC at the Allianz Riviera Stadium in Nice, south-eastern France, on January 11, 2023. (Photo by VALERY HACHE/AFP via Getty Images)

Germany & Saudi clubs make late enquiries for Arsenal transfer

Clubs from Germany and Saudi Arabia have made enquiries over a late move for Nicolas Pepe, with Besiktas seemingly fading from the race.
Arsenal transfers - LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 16: Kieran Tierney of Arsenal during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Arsenal FC at London Stadium on April 16, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Arsenal to raise £100m from sale of 8+ players

With the transfer window closing on September 1, Arsenal are reportedly planning to offload up to nine surplus players in a bid to raise £100m
Nice's Ivorian forward Nicolas Pepe (R) celebrates with Nice's French defender Melvin Bard after scoring his team's third goal during the French L1 football match between OGC Nice and Montpellier Herault SC at the Allianz Riviera Stadium in Nice, south-eastern France, on January 11, 2023. - (Photo by VALERY HACHE/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal have decision to make after Besiktas offer 3-year deal

Besiktas have offered Nicolas Pepe a three-year contract, but Arsenal are yet to decide on the manner of his departure.
Ivory Coast's forward Nicolas Pepe (L) attends a training session on the eve of the friendly football match between France and Ivory Coast at the Velodrome Stadium in Marseille, southern France on March 24, 2022. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP) (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal outcast agrees personal terms with new club

Nicolas Pepe has agreed personal terms with Besiktas, with their club president travelling to England to try and complete a deal.
Nice's Ivorian forward Nicolas Pepe (L) celebrates with Nice's French defender Melvin Bard after scoring his team's third goal during the French L1 football match between OGC Nice and Montpellier Herault SC at the Allianz Riviera Stadium in Nice, south-eastern France, on January 11, 2023. (Photo by VALERY HACHE/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal set to terminate contract so 28yo can leave for free

Besiktas have a genuine interest in Nicolas Pepe, with the winger set to negotiate a contract termination with Arsenal.
Nicolas Pepe dedicating his celebration to his new-born baby (Photo via Pepe on Instagram)

Arsenal make costly but sensible Nicolas Pepe decision

Nicolas Pepe, Arsenal's second most expensive signing, is reportedly in talks to terminate his contract and make a move to Besiktas
Nice's new recruit Ivorian forward Nicolas Pepe is presented during the UEFA Conference League play-off second leg football match between OGC Nice and Maccabi Tel-Aviv FC at the Allianz Riviera stadium in Nice on August 25, 2022. - Nice's new recrue Pepe (Photo by Valery HACHE / AFP) (Photo by VALERY HACHE/AFP via Getty Images)

Players request not to share room with Arsenal winger

Arsenal's Nicolas Pepe encounters unexpected issues with his teammates due to his snoring, leading to a room swap. Learn about the unusual off-field saga.
Ajax' Ghanaian midfielder Mohammed Kudus reacts during the Dutch Eredivisie premier league football match between Ajax Amsterdam and Feyenoord at the Johan Cruijff ArenA in Amsterdam on March 19, 2023. (Photo by MAURICE VAN STEEN / ANP / AFP) / Netherlands OUT (Photo by MAURICE VAN STEEN/ANP/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal to sell 6 to fund Kudus deal

Arsenal's ambitious plan to acquire Mohammed Kudus involves putting six players on the market, aiming to fuel their transfer budget
WEST BROMWICH, ENGLAND - AUGUST 25: Nicolas Pepe of Arsenal reacts during the Carabao Cup Second Round between West Bromwich Albion and Arsenal at The Hawthorns on August 25, 2021 in West Bromwich, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Nicolas Pepe move collapses

Arsenal winger Nicolas Pepe's anticipated move to Saudi Arabia has collapsed, keeping him at Emirates for the foreseeable future.
Ajax' Ghanaian midfielder Mohammed Kudus reacts during the Dutch Eredivisie premier league football match between Ajax Amsterdam and Feyenoord at the Johan Cruijff ArenA in Amsterdam on March 19, 2023. (Photo by MAURICE VAN STEEN / ANP / AFP) / Netherlands OUT (Photo by MAURICE VAN STEEN/ANP/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal’s summer spree isn’t over yet

Following their £200m summer spending, Arsenal sets sights on Ajax’s £40m-rated midfielder Mohammed Kudus, but first, several players may need to depart.
Nice's Ivorian forward Nicolas Pepe (R) celebrates with Nice's French defender Melvin Bard after scoring his team's third goal during the French L1 football match between OGC Nice and Montpellier Herault SC at the Allianz Riviera Stadium in Nice, south-eastern France, on January 11, 2023. - (Photo by VALERY HACHE/AFP via Getty Images)

Saudi Arabian club express interest in Arsenal outcast

A Saudi Arabian club expressed an interest in Nicolas Pepe last week, but they aren't currently close to his wage demands.
Nice's Ivorian forward Nicolas Pepe controls the ball during the UEFA Europa Conference League Quater Final football match between Nice (OGCN) and FC Basel at the Allianz Riviera in Nice, on April 20, 2023. (Photo by Valery HACHE / AFP) (Photo by VALERY HACHE/AFP via Getty Images)

Winger confirms Arsenal return ahead of talks

Nicolas Pepe confirms he'll return to Arsenal this summer, and hold talks with the club before making a decision on his future.
Nicolas Pepe of Arsenal with the Heads Up logo on his shirt during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Newcastle United at Emirates Stadium on February 16, 2020 in London, United Kingdom.

Arsenal to sell Nicolas Pepe or terminate contract

Nicolas Pepe could soon depart from Arsenal as the club seeks buyers for the £72m signing who failed to make a substantial impact at the Emirates.
Nice's Ivorian forward Nicolas Pepe controls the ball during the UEFA Europa Conference League Quater Final football match between Nice (OGCN) and FC Basel at the Allianz Riviera in Nice, on April 20, 2023. (Photo by Valery HACHE / AFP) (Photo by VALERY HACHE/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal 28yo open to Saudi Arabia move

Arsenal are looking to shift Nicolas Pepe this summer, and the player is open to a move to Saudi Arabia, according to reports.
Nice's Ivorian forward Nicolas Pepe controls the ball during the UEFA Europa Conference League Quater Final football match between Nice (OGCN) and FC Basel at the Allianz Riviera in Nice, on April 20, 2023. (Photo by Valery HACHE / AFP) (Photo by VALERY HACHE/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal 27yo has ‘no future’ at the club says top journalist

As Arsenal looks to offload winger Nicolas Pepe this summer, his high wages and inconsistent form pose significant challenges in finding a buyer.
Declan Rice Arsenal transfers LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 26: Declan Rice of West Ham United looks on as they walk out of the tunnel prior to the Premier League match between West Ham United and Liverpool FC at London Stadium on April 26, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Arsenal gear up for monumental summer transfer window

Arsenal are preparing for a huge summer overhaul, offloading up to 10 first-team stars to fund their ambitious £170m signings of Declan Rice and...
Nice's new recruit Ivorian forward Nicolas Pepe is presented during the UEFA Conference League play-off second leg football match between OGC Nice and Maccabi Tel-Aviv FC at the Allianz Riviera stadium in Nice on August 25, 2022. - Nice's new recrue Pepe (Photo by Valery HACHE / AFP) (Photo by VALERY HACHE/AFP via Getty Images)

Nicolas Pepe’s future in doubt after underwhelming season

Nicolas Pepe faces an uncertain future after a disappointing loan spell at OGC Nice, with Arsenal hopeful of selling the winger.
Nice's new recruit Ivorian forward Nicolas Pepe is presented during the UEFA Conference League play-off second leg football match between OGC Nice and Maccabi Tel-Aviv FC at the Allianz Riviera stadium in Nice on August 25, 2022. - Nice's new recrue Pepe (Photo by Valery HACHE / AFP) (Photo by VALERY HACHE/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal loanees’ exciting week: Pepe’s gamble, Soares’ struggles, Moller’s wild ride, and more

It was an eventful week for Arsenal's loanees, including Nicolas Pepe's risk-taking, Cedric Soares' challenges, and a 15 minute appearance that saw Nikolaj Moller score, give away a penalty and pick up two yellows.
Nice's Ivorian forward Nicolas Pepe (C) scores the 0:1 goal during the European Conference League 1st Round Group D football match 1. FC Slovacko vs OGG Nice in Uherske Hradiste, Czech Republic, on October 6, 2022. (Photo by RADEK MICA/AFP via Getty Images)

“Incredible mindset” Nicolas Pepe hailed by OGC Nice boss

OGC Nice boss Didier Digard admits Nicolas Pepe took a fitness risk to play on Thursday, before dropping out of their squad this weekend.
Nice's Ivorian forward Nicolas Pepe (L) fights for the ball with Brest's French defender Brendan Chardonnet during the French L1 football match between OGC Nice and Brest at the Allianz Riviera Stadium in Nice, south-eastern France, on November 6, 2022. (Photo by VALERY HACHE/AFP via Getty Images)

OGC Nice make transfer decision on Nicolas Pepe

Nicolas Pepe isn't set to stay with OGC Nice beyond the end of the current campaign, according to reports from France.
Lorient's French midfielder Romain Faivre (L) fights for the ball with Nice's Ivorian forward Nicolas Pepe during the French L1 football match between OGC Nice and FC Lorient at the Allianz Riviera Stadium in Nice, south-eastern France, on March 19, 2023. (Photo by VALERY HACHE/AFP via Getty Images)

Nicolas Pepe makes injury comeback but Nice eliminated from Europe

Nicolas Pepe made his return from injury for OGC Nice on Thursday night, but they were eliminated from the Europa Conference League at the quarter-final stage.
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 04: Reiss Nelson of Arsenal celebrates at full time after scoring the winning goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and AFC Bournemouth at Emirates Stadium on March 04, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

He’s a joke in training: Reiss Nelson praised

Alex Iwobi thinks Reiss Nelson deserves praise for his patience, and for taking his chances when they've come this season.