Arsenal Eye Free Transfer Move For Player With Winning Mentality


Premier League giants Arsenal are eyeing a free transfer move for Portuguese international defender Pepe ahead of the upcoming transfer window scheduled to start as from next month.

Pepe, 35, is a free agent after he was released by Turkish giants Besiktas.

The former Real Madrid centre back is not short of experience after winning three Champions League titles and three Spanish La Liga titles during his time with the European Champions.

He has made 103 appearances for the Portuguese national team.

Pepe was an integral member of the Portugal squad that surprisingly won the 2016 European Championships in France via a 1-0 win over the hosts.

Former Swansea City attacker Eder scored the only goal of the game in extra time to hand Portugal victory.

Arsenal could do with the quality and experience of Pepe in the second half of this season.

The Gunners have suffered from injuries to key players in defence and a move for Pepe would go a long way to add more depth to the struggling Arsenal rearguard.

Pepe could be a short-term replacement for the injured Rob Holding.

The young England centre back has been ruled out for the rest of the season after he suffered a serious knee injury against Manchester United earlier this month.


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