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Sell ​​Pepe, Arsenal hunt for ‘another Pepe’

According to A Bola via Sport Witness, the north London side are keen to sign Pepe this summer after signing the winger's Porto teammate Fabio Vieira. 

Arsenal are said to have made a €40m (£34m) offer to sign FC Porto attacker Pepe.

According to A Bola via Sport Witness, the north London side are keen to sign Pepe this summer after signing the winger’s Porto teammate Fabio Vieira. 

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However, unlike the 21-year-old midfielder, Arsenal appear to have failed in their pursuit of the former Gremio star, as the Portuguese giants demanded the Gunners pay a 70 million contract release clause. euros (£60m) of the Brazilian player.

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Arsenal star Nicolas Pepe could be sold for just £25m this summer

Arsenal will continue to monitor every move of Pepe – who is likened to Liverpool striker Luis Diaz. The 25-year-old only moves to Europe in the winter of 2021 and will primarily act as a backup for Diaz before the winger moves to Liverpool this January. Since then, Pepe has regularly played for Porto and helped the team win the Primeira Liga title as well as success in the Taca de Portugal.

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At the moment, Arsenal are trying to sell Nicolas Pepe, the expensive deal they have recruited from Lille. They are expected to collect 25 million euros when selling the Ivory Coast player to the interest of Sevilla, Lyon and Marseille, even after spending up to 79 million euros for photos in the summer of 2019.

Coach Mikel Arteta is looking for a versatile winger who can mainly play on the right wing and Porto’s Pepe promises to be an ideal signing for the north London side, as the Brazilian can relax. play on 2 wings. However, Pepe’s price and age may be what hinders the Emirates Stadium team in this deal.

Arsenal have parted ways with a number of players this summer, and most have performed well when making their new team debuts.

Alexandre Lacazette (Lyon)

Lacazette got himself a goal and an assist on his return to Ligue 1 on the day Lyon started their season by beating Ajaccio 2-1. Lacazette, who had returned to his former club on a three-year contract, assisted Tete to open the scoring 12 minutes into the match. The Frenchman doubled the lead after 22 minutes.

Nuno Tavares goes Matteo Guendouzi (Marseille)

Two under-appreciated Arsenal players were present as Marseille beat Reims 4-1 in their Ligue 1 opener. Tavares’ goal had the fans excited as he unleashed a beautiful shot from just outside the box. . Tavares is here on loan and is hoping to build a reputation before returning to the Emirates. While Guendouzi was sold to Marseille for around £9m last month after a successful loan deal for the 2021/2022 season.

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 Tavares scored on his Marseille debut.

Folarin Balogun (Reims)

Balogun was another Arsenal player who scored in Marseille’s clash with Reims. He only came on as a substitute in the 76th minute and quickly scored an honorable goal for the team he played for on loan.

Auston Trusty (Birmingham)

Trusty was placed on the left side of a three-man defence and performed well as Birmingham City recorded an impressive 2-1 Championship win over Huddersfield Town.

Konstantinos Mavropanos (Stuttgart)

Mavropanos’ loan deal with the Bundesliga side had a buy-out clause activated in the summer and he continued to show credibility at the front after Stuttgart picked up a surprise point from the opening day game against Red Bull. Leipzig.

Christopher Nkunku opened the scoring very early for Leipzig before Naouirou Ahamada leveled. However, goalkeeper Florian Muller made a series of brilliant saves in the second half to preserve Stuttgart’s points.

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 Mavropanos continues to stick with Stuttgart.

Bernd Leno (Fulham)

Coming to Fulham only the week before the Premier League opener, Leno was an unused substitute in the newly promoted team’s 2-2 draw with Liverpool.

Harry Clarke (Stoke)

Clarke, who is on loan for a season, scored Stoke’s opening goal in a 2-0 win over Blackpool in the Championship. Clarke was used at full-back during the game and admitted he was emotional with the goal: “My emotions are running high. I really wanted to give the fans something to shout about. this week and show them what I can do.”

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