Arsenal are expected to complete the signing of Ivorian winger Nicolas Pepe this week in a move that could further limit the chances of Alex Iwobi featuring on a regular basis for the club, reports Completesports.com.
French Ligue 1 outfit, Lille and Arsenal have agreed a deal for the talented winger who is expected to have a medical in the next few days, according to Sky Sources .
The 24-year-old is set to become an Arsenal player this week and would be the Gunners’ fourth signing of the summer, following forward Gabriel Martinelli, midfielder Dani Ceballos, who joined on a season-long loan from Real Madrid, and defender William Saliba, who was signed from St Etienne for £27m and immediately loaned back to the Ligue 1 side.
Pepe scored 22 goals in Ligue 1 last season, second only to Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappe, while also providing 11 assists, also the second most in the division, as Lille finished runners-up to PSG.
He was the first Lille player to score 20 league goals since Eden Hazard in the 2011-12 season.