Nicolas Pepe future looks dull under in Arsenal- J Johnson


Arsenal are not happy with Nicolas Pepe progression at the Emirates Stadium. The attacker doesn’t look in Arteta’s scheme of plans.

According to CaughtOffSide’s Jonathan Johnson, Mikel Arteta’s side are happy with the Ivorian. Due to this, Pepe joined French Club Nice in 2022 on a load deal.

However, The Ivorian has shown good signs of form for the French side, he has scored six goals in 16 appearances, so far. Pepe scored two goals in UEFA Europa Conference League this campaign.


Johnson shared his views and claimed:-

“I can’t say with any certainty that there was anything like an internal enquiry about over-spending on the player, but I wouldn’t be surprised if they did feel a bit short-changed.

“There’s no doubt Pepe had his problems at Arsenal, and I think it’s clear that that’s more down to mentality than ability.

“He’s a very talented footballer, but if you don’t take your development seriously and take care of yourself in the correct way day after day, then it’s very difficult,

Especially at a club like Arsenal, to give them what they need, so I think that’s why they feel very let down by that transfer.

“I think they say, with hindsight, there was no problem with identifying the talent with Pepe,

But it was perhaps a lack of due diligence done on his personality.

However, Jonathan also claimed that Lille took advantage of the opportunity:-

“Arsenal were always at the front of the queue with Pepe, but had he perhaps stayed at Lille for a year longer we’d have seen him go somewhere different.

” But that Lille project is all about extracting the biggest transfer fee possible for their best players,

So given that Arsenal gave them what they wanted, that’s why the move happened.”

But frankly speaking, Nicolas Pepe has no future at the Emirates.

Arteta should offload him in the next transfer window.

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