David Ornstein of the BBC has come out with breaking news about rumoured Arsenal target Nicolas Pepe and Gunners’ defenders Laurent Koscielny and Shkodran Mustafi’s futures this summer.
Ornstein, who is the king of breaking Arsenal news, has revealed that Pepe has arrived in London for a medical.
The Gunners will pay Lille a fee in the region of £72 million which will break their transfer record and make Pepe the most expensive African player in history. Arsenal fans could certainly be excited with Pepe who lit up Ligue 1 last season with 22 goals and 13 assists in all competitions.
The skipper, who refused to join the squad for pre-season, is close to leaving Arsenal with Stade Rennais entering talks. Ornstein revealed that Edu met with Rennes’ president Olivier Letang and Koscielny’s representative Stephane Courbis to sort out his future in the coming days.
Another centre-half who could be on the move is Shkodran Mustafi. Arsenal are in talks with a number of clubs to offload the German either on loan or permanently this summer.
However, the German international is determined to stay and prove himself at the Emirates next season. Mustafi is under contract till 2021 but he could well force a stay despite the Gunners wanting to offload him.