Arsenal manager Unai Emery has revealed that the much talked about Nicolas Pepe transfer is not yet done.
The Gunners boss revealed this during his post-match press conference after the club friendly clash with French Ligue 1 outfit Angers.
Arsenal and Angers played out a 1-1 draw at the end of 90 minutes thus prompting the dreaded penalty shootout.
The Gunners beat Angers 4-3 during the penalty shootout.
Unai Emery talked about Nicolas Pepe extensively during his post-match press conference as he praised the quality of the player.
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Pepe is back from his holiday after he was given extended leave on the back of his participation in the colours of Ivory Coast at the just concluded African Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament in Egypt.
Ivory Coast were eliminated from the tournament by eventual winners Algeria.
The Desert Foxes of Algeria won the second AFCON tournament in their history last month after they defeated Senegal 1-0 in their final clash.
Nicolas Pepe didn’t live up to expectations at the tournament but Arsenal fans would be hoping for more when he completes his transfer to the club.
Arsenal will pay a club-record fee of £72m for Pepe who scored 23 goals in all competitions for Lille last month.