Arsenal leading race to sign €40m-rated Ligue 1 forward

Arsenal leading race to sign Lille winger Nicolas Pepe and preparing to make an offer during this winter transfer window. Gunners have problems in the attacker as Mkhitaryan has an injury and new top-class forward is necessary. Ivory Coast international is the best choice in this situation as he started this season amazingly and paid big clubs attention. Unai Emery set to pay big money for the footballer during this January.

Bayern Munich, Man United and Chelsea also keen to sign him and there will be a real battle for the player. His price could increase and become much more. Nicolas joined the Les Dogues from Angers in 2017 with a €10m deal. He has a huge potential and can achieve big success if he continuous improvement.

In this campaign, Pepe already made 21 appearances, scored 13 goals and made 8 assists in all competition. This is a fantastic result and he can do much more with high-class teammates. The 23-year-old winger is contracted with the French club until 2022 and his release clause is nearly €80m. He is a regular member of the national team which is already a big achievement for the footballer. London club will do everything to add him during this winter.