According to a report from Daily Mail, Nicolas Pepe, the Arsenal player who faced challenges in meeting the club’s expectations, is now en route to Turkey to complete his transfer to Trabzonspor. Despite having one year left on his contract, Pepe will be granted the opportunity to join Trabzonspor as a free agent after his contract was mutually terminated on Thursday.
Pepe’s Unimpressive Campaign With Arsenal Last Season
At 28 years old, he initially joined Arsenal in 2019 from Lille in a historic £72 million deal. However, he struggled to make a notable impact and is currently not assigned a squad number for the current season.
However, the Ivory Coast forward enjoyed a decent loan spell at OGC Nice as he made 19 appearances, finding the back of the net on six occasions, across all competitions. The talented winger averaged 2.6 shots, 1.5 key passes and 1.8 dribbles per game in Ligue 1. He was also accurate with his ball distribution after completing 83.1% of his attempted passes in the French top flight (stats via whoscored).
Good Decision From Arsenal Boss Mikel Arteta In Terminating His Contract?
Nicolas Pepe is a winger who is known for his dribbling skills, pace, and finishing ability. He is a key player for both Arsenal and the Ivory Coast national team. He is very good at using his pace and trickery to beat defenders, and he is able to create chances for himself and his teammates. Additionally, he is a good finisher with both feet, and he is able to score goals from a variety of positions.
Other than his dribbling, pace, and finishing ability, Pépé is also a good passer and crosser of the ball. Pepe is a very talented winger who is capable of creating chances and scoring goals. He is one of the most exciting young players in the world and has the potential to become a top player.
However, the talented winger failed to meet expectations at Emirates Stadium and was not included in Mikel Arteta’s plans for the Gunners this season. Hence, the club has done well to mutually come to an agreement on terminating his contract and this has allowed Pepe to take on another challenge in Turkey.