A leaked video of Nicolas Pepe in an Arsenal shirt has emerged on social media ahead of any official announcement that his move from Lille has been completed.
“The Ivorian winger has seemed on the brink of joining the Gunners in what is expected to be a club-record €80 million (£73m/$89m) deal and reportedly underwent a medical on Tuesday.
However, before the club could officially announce their latest capture, leaked images of the forward in an Arsenal shirt, standing in front of a green screen and patting the Gunners badge, found their way online.
Arsenal were hopeful of wrapping up the deal by the end of this week, and now an official announcement appears to be imminent.
Pepe, who scored 22 goals and registered 11 assists in Ligue 1 last season – the most goal contributions in the league from a player not named Kylian Mbappe – will become Unai Emery’s fourth summer signing, following the three confirmed arrivals so far.”