After starting the 2019/2020 summer transfer window on a very quiet note, Arsenal have somewhat ended it with a bang!
Going into the summer transfer window, there has been a lot of negative news and reports regarding Arsenal’s financial capabilities which had left fans and supporters of Arsenal Football Club hugely worried.
This fears were compounded when the Gunners failed to secure a Champions League spot, after losing to London rivals Chelsea in the Europa League final in June in BAKU.
Towards the end of the 2018/19 season, It was widely reported in the media that Arsenal had agreed to give boss Unai Emery only £35m (£60 if he secures a Champions League spot) to strengthen his squad ahead of the new season.
However, things have turned out amazingly different in the tail end of the English summer transfer window for the Gunners, with the club bringing in four new players, and most importantly, smashing their transfer record for the 3rd time in 2 years with the signing of one of Europe’s deadliest attackers in the 2018/19 season – Nicolas Pepe.
Arsenal shocked fans and supporters at the end of July when Bookmakers such as sports betting us claimed the Gunners where closing in on a deal for LOSC Lille attacker Nicolas Pepe, in a bid that will smash their current transfer record paid for Pierre Emerick Aubameyang in January 2018.
The Gunners went on to secure Pepe’s services on the 1st of August to the delighted of fans and supporters, who in-fact where left shocked at the price tag the player was signed for, given earlier reports of limited transfer budget Arsenal supposedly had to do business this summer.
Pepe certainly deserve all the buzz and hype he is getting given his outstanding performance in recent years. His stats for Lille speaks volume, with the right-winger raking in an impressive 37 goals and 17 assists in just 79 games for the Ligue 1 side.
Arsenal fans have long been clamouring for a lethal right-winger, since the departure of Alexis Sanchez, with his replacement Henrik Mhkitaryan failing to repeat the heroics of the Chilean star.
Certainly, Arsenal have got themselves possibly the best buy of the summer transfer window in the Premier League and according to pundits and pokies such as finest online pokies in newzealand, one can only wait and hope his partnership with his new teammates, especially with the guys upfront, blossom as it would surely lead to a deadly striker force.
With Arsenal finishing outside the Champions League place in 5th last season, surely, the arrival of Pepe will be the extra push the club has been lacking to help break into the top four and subsequently further up the table in the Premier League as well as into Europe.
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