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[Photos] Pepe trains at London Colney for 1st time after completing £72m Arsenal move

Nicolas Pepe was announced as Arsenal’s new club record signing today and he’s already taken part in his first training session at London Colney.

Nicolas Pepe was announced as Arsenal’s new club record signing today and he’s already taken part in his first training session at London Colney.

The 24-year-old has been one of the hottest players of the summer transfer window with a whole host of top European clubs chasing his signature following his exploits for Lille last season.

Pepe contributed 22 goals and 12 assists for the Ligue 1 outfit to catch the attention of several clubs but Arsenal emerged as the front-runners and the BBC reported earlier this week that we’d agreed a £72m deal for his services.

After completing his medical and agreeing personal terms, Pepe was finally unveiled as Arsenal’s club record signing late this afternoon with an announcement on confirming he’d joined the club on a long-term contract.

Pepe has already taken part in his first training session at London Colney with the attacker doing some gym work and individual training drills away from the rest of the first team squad this afternoon.

I assume the Ivory Coast international will join-in with his new team-mates tomorrow and he could even be part of the squad that takes on Barcelona in our final pre-season game on Sunday night.

I’m hugely excited by the arrival of Pepe as I think he’s got the potential to be a massively important player for us. He’s predominantly a right winger but he can play anywhere across the front three so he’ll give Unai Emery plenty of options.

Pepe has become our fourth signing of the summer but the club are still pursuing Kieran Tierney and another centre-back so we could have more new signings through the door before the window closes on August 8th.

Here are more photos of Pepe training today courtesy of



  1. Donald kapika

    August 1, 2019 at 9:17 pm

    congratulations for signing Pepe just excited as arsenal fan from Zambia.Remaining with Tierney Kieran deal to be done before window transfer closes.Viva Arsenal Viva!!!

  2. Kolawole olaide.

    August 1, 2019 at 9:35 pm

    can’t wait to see Nicolas pepe in action on Sunday. premier league trophy is coming to Emirate stadium this season. thump up for the gunners.

  3. Ogbonna kingsley

    August 1, 2019 at 9:37 pm

    So glad it happened, finally a happy Gunnar for a long time,,defence plz..

  4. Mugweri Alupa

    August 1, 2019 at 9:54 pm

    This is the best player we have been waiting for stay at calm

  5. Aorga Imoter

    August 1, 2019 at 10:06 pm

    WELCOME PEPE . From Nigeria Benue State Buruku Local Government

  6. Osi Jack Bawa

    August 1, 2019 at 10:26 pm

    I really so happy for dis transfer.. I never believe it till I see we have signed him….
    African most experience player

  7. Adejumobi Lookmon

    August 1, 2019 at 10:36 pm

    Am so exited with wide open arms, welcome GUNNER family

  8. iornongo Bernard

    August 1, 2019 at 10:49 pm

    welcome to the Arsenal family

  9. adamu haruna

    August 1, 2019 at 11:15 pm

    you’r higly well come to gunners famly from nigeria kastina state

  10. Adamsyn

    August 1, 2019 at 11:45 pm

    Its actually the beginning of good thing at arsenal fc. Two more singings we we are good to go

  11. Taiwo Olunloyo

    August 1, 2019 at 11:51 pm

    Common oh ye Gunners we are tired of heartbreaking season in season out! at least for once make us happy again. welcome pepper let them feel your savour.

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    August 2, 2019 at 12:55 am

    Welcome Pepe n weldone ARSENAL FC board, now we need solid defenders to give that forward confidence. MATTHEW AYANG, IKOM, Nigeria

  14. bernard kabogo

    August 2, 2019 at 1:05 am

    With these signings top 4 finish is achievable…Unai & Edu gd job guys!

  15. Robert Okot

    August 2, 2019 at 1:22 am

    At least we are seeing positive changes in the transfer market since your arrival Emery.

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  17. Joseph kamara

    August 2, 2019 at 4:35 am

    welcome to the home of football pepe may God help you and the entire team to gives us glory,from the ACROBATIC JOSEINHO

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  19. Muhd Jibrin

    August 2, 2019 at 6:03 am

    It’s really nice signing him but we need to reinforce defensively. Only if we do that, we are good to go. We need new CB.Mustafi should go.

  20. Matovu Deus

    August 2, 2019 at 8:56 am

    Uganda Arsenal fun:Congz ARSENAL And welcome our man Pepe, this is agreat addition to our team,wish him well
    now Waiting for Rugani and Tierney

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