Unai Emery says that new club record signing Nicolas Pepe will add great qualities to the Arsenal attack, and says that the Gunners beat off some of Europe’s biggest sides to bring him to North London.
The Ivorian international’s capture was finally confirmed today, and the prospect of him linking up with the likes of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette, Mesut Ozil and Carl Jenkinson is a mouth-watering one.
The Spaniard expressed his delight over the signing to the official site, saying, “Nicolas is a highly-rated and talented winger who was wanted by many of the top teams in Europe.
“Signing a top-class winger has been one of our key objectives in this transfer window and I’m delighted he’s joining.
“He will add pace, power and creativity, with the aim of bringing more goals to our team.”
Pepe will wear the number 19, and he too was pleased with the decision he made.
“We talked and thought a lot about it,” he said.
“”It was at the time of the CAN [Africa Cup of Nations] as well, we thought a lot during, before and after the CAN.
“It was important to make the right decision and I am convinced that Arsenal is the right choice.”