The Ivry Coast star moved to the Emirates in 2019 for around £70m but has failed to impress as expected. Especially in the era of Mikel Arteta. Causing him to sent to Nice. Ligue 1 team, on loan during the past summer market.
Back in France, Pepe has impressed with six goals and one assist in 18 appearances in all competitions. Causing many football fans to believe. That he may be given another chance by Arteta When he returns to the agency. After his contract expires.
However, Goal journalist Charles Watts believes the 27-year-old is unlikely to be part of the Gunners’ plans, arguing that
“Arsenal want to find a way to sell Pepe at the end of the season. and may also need to be sold at a discount Trust me they won’t get much money selling Pepe, that’s clear.
“Until the end of the year he will have one more year left on his contract, Arsenal have to pay a huge salary and they will find a solution to this. Which the club that buys him will have to have the problem of paying the wages that Pepe wants.
“So Arsenal would have had a clever way of getting this player out of their squad, but obviously Nicolas Pepe has no future at Arsenal.”