Fan will love this! £72m Liverpool and Man United target Pepe has revaled why he agreed to sign with Arsenal
Winger Nicolas Pepe has revealed just why he snubbed the rest of the Premier League to sign up with the Arsenal.
The Gunners may not have signed that ‘superstar’ player that many fans would have wanted to see, but boss Unai Emery done some wonderful business during the transfer market and one signing that is tipped to make a real impact on the side is that of Pepe.
Pepe emerged as one of the most exciting and talented targets in the transfer window, with a number of Premier League sides interested in a deal, but Arsenal smashed their transfer record to nail down the 23-goal winger for £72 million.
Reports in France claim both Liverpool and United made offers for Pepe, but the forward decided Arsenal was the club for him and he has lifted the lid on why he chose Arsenal.
‘I chose to come here because it’s a club with a lot of ambition,’ Pepe told the club website.
‘They have the dream of coming back to the Champions League and I am also an ambitious person, so the choice was very logical.
‘I am attracted to the Premier League because it is an extremely intense championship and the best league in the world.
‘The idea is to win the Europa League and that is a goal of ours. It’s a European event and our goal is to do better than last season. I believe we will.’
Pepe had an amazing breakthrough season last year in Ligue 1 and it is easy to see just why so many people are excited to see just what he will bring to the side, especially after netting 23-goals last season. But despite all his talent, he still needs time to adapt to the qualities of the Premier League and may not get off the best of starts in an Arsenal shirt.
However, he is clearly a talented young man and he has the potential to develop into a real star at the Emirates, and that could form a very exciting attack with himself Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette.
Pepe is a very young man and he could become a great addition to that Gunners attack.