Arsenal have announced the signing of Ivory Coast international Nicolas Pepe and immediate allocation of his jersey number.
Pepe, who will wear the number 19, becomes Arsenal’s record-signing following the £72 million transfer from Ligue Un side Lille OSC.
News of the Winger’s acquisition was announced on the club’s social media page on Thursday.
Welcome to The Arsenal, Nicolas Pepe 🤩
— Arsenal (@Arsenal) August 1, 2019
The Arsenal Manager, Unai Emery said Pepe will fill on of the principal needs of the team ahead of the new season.
Head coach Unai Emery said: “Nicolas is a highly-rated and talented winger who was wanted by many of the top teams in Europe.
“Signing a top-class winger has been one of our key objectives in this transfer window and I’m delighted he’s joining.
“He will add pace, power and creativity, with the aim of bringing more goals to our team.”