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Arsenal make contact with representatives to agree transfer deal for £30m forward

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Unai Emery

One of the things that Unai Emery would like to do with his Arsenal team is to put his stamp on it. He is slowly doing this by implementing a different style of play and that is taking shape every week.

The other aspect of this is to bring in players that are more suited to his way of playing. And as per reports in Le10 Sport, the Gunners have identified one of them in the form of Lille forward Nicolas Pepe and have already made contact with representatives.

The striker who is 23 years old and has already played for his national side has piqued the curiosity of Emery and his scouts. Pepe has started the season on fire and he is showing why a club such as Arsenal would be interested in him.

While the interest in Pepe is at an early stage, there is one factor that might put the deal in jeopardy and that would be the price. Lille are said to be wanting something in the region of £30m and the Gunners would definitely like to pay less than that.

Though to be honest, that is the norm for most of the deals that seem to be happening at the moment. But, if Arsenal are able to get him for a price that is lower than that, it will be kind of a coup for the club.

If Pepe does indeed come to the Emirates, it will be interesting to see if anyone does depart the club as there may be an overload of forwards within the squad. This is not going to be something that Emery will want to see and there may be measures taken to prevent that from happening.

After a rough start, Arsenal have gotten back on track and are on a winning streak that everyone associated with the club hopes will continue for a long time.

And by getting players such as Pepe to the club, the team will be bolstered in their chances to return to the Champions League.

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