Nicolas Pepe tells agent to find him a new club as Arsenal winger eyes exit
Posted by  badge Boss on May 19
Pepe has struggled to make an impact at Arsenal (Picture: Getty Images)

winger Nicolas Pepe has reportedly tasked his agent with securing him a move away from the north club this summer.

The 26-year-old has struggled to live up to expectations since his club-record £72million move from Lille in 2019.

This season, the winger has featured sporadically for Mikel Arteta’s side, struggling to get in the team ahead of Bukayo Saka.

Arteta’s side are set to miss out on Champions League football for next season (Picture: Getty Images)

According to , Pepe wants to leave Arsenal in the next transfer window and has told his new agent to sort out a switch to another club.

The report adds that the Gunners are expected to listen to offers for the Ivory Coast international.

In terms of potential incoming this summer, Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus and Youri Tielemans are said to be on the club’s shortlist.

Arteta has already hinted at a number of signings being made, with Arsenal needing a larger squad for European competition next season.

When asked last month if he anticipates a busy summer, Arteta said: ‘I am expecting so, yes.

‘I think both competitions [the Champions League and Europa League] require a much larger squad because the amount of games you play is much bigger in both, so I don’t think [which you qualify for] makes a lot of difference or changes a lot.

‘If you can financially afford it and we don’t have to do the turnaround in the squad that we’ve had to do, if you ask me what I want it’s 22 outfield players and three goalkeepers.

‘You have to come a long way in the aspects that you see on the pitch, it’s a lot of things that have to be put in place, and that takes time.’

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