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Good news for Arsenal fans as reliable journalist confirms club won’t sell key Gunners duo in order to fund Pepe transfer

Arsenal fans are given a serious boost after reliable journalist David Ornstein confirmed that the club won’t be selling either Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang or Alexandre Lacazette to fund a move for Nicolas Pepe.

A recent report from L’Equipe, that has been re-reported and translated by the metro, states that the Gunners have agreed on a £72M (€80M) deal with Lille concerning Pepe, with three different clubs also agreeing on deals with the French side for the Ivorian.

This news comes amid journalist Fabrizio Romano claiming that the Gunners are leading the race to sign Pepe, news that may certainly have delighted all of the club’s fanbase.

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Arsenal are in advanced talks with Lille club for Nicolas Pépé! Napoli are working for him, however Arsenal currently are leading the race and simply made a new bid to Lille and also to the player ⚪️🔴 #transfers #AFC #Arsenal 12.7K 9:01 AM – Jul 27, 2019 Twitter Ads info and privacy
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However, only if the north London side looks set to fork out a huge sum for Pepe, we’re certain some supporters would’ve been inquisitive however the club are aiming to be able to afford his signing given the business they’ve already done this summer.

TalkSport notes that Arsenal has already spent £27M on William Saliba while having also forked out £6m to bring in Brazilian youngster Gabriel Martinelli as per Goal.

Should Arsenal sign Pepe for £72M yet, it’ll take their summer disbursement to over £100M, figures that will certainly cause some fans questioning as to how the club can afford it all.

Frenchman Lacazette has been connected with a £70M move to Barcelona earlier this summer as per the express, while Aubameyang has been connected with a move to rivals Manchester United according to TuttoSport.

However, following some words from Ornstein, it appears like neither will be sold by the north London club this summer.

As heard in the interview below, Ornstein expressed that “Aubameyang and Lacazette won’t be departing Arsenal this summer to help in finance this deal”, with the deal in question being the one they’re reportedly agreed for Pepe.

“Aubameyang and Lacazette won’t be departing Arsenal to assist finance this deal” ?? Okay Arsenal fans, @bbcsport_david is here to speak you through the Nicolas Pepe deal and what this suggests for Wilfried Zaha and Kieran Tierney.#bbcfootball #AFC pic.twitter.com/D6XknU7324 — BBC 5 Live Sport (@5liveSport) July 27, 2019

This will be as a piece of good news for the club’s supporters because it feels like two fan-favourites in Lacazette and Aubameyang are going nowhere this summer.

Given all this, it appears like Unai Emery’s side are aiming to have one in every of the simplest attacks in Europe next year should everything move to plan!



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