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Arsenal’s Best Penalty Taker Revealed And Its Not Aubameyang Or Lacazette

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The best penalty taker for Premier League giants Arsenal has been revealed via a report from the BBC.

Summer signing Nicolas Pepe is the Gunners’ best penalty taker ahead of the likes of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette.

Arsenal broke their transfer record to sign Nicholas Pepe from French Ligue 1 giants Lille during the just concluded transfer window.

Pepe joined Arsenal in an €80m (£72m) deal thereby breaking the previous record held by the aforementioned Aubameyang who moved to the Emirates Stadium in a £57m transfer.

The BBC report took into consideration the penalty success recorded since the start of last season.

Pepe came in with a penalty success of 90.9% after scoring 10 from the 11 penalties played since the start of the last campaign.

The 24-year-old was the designated penalty taker at Lille before his transfer to Arsenal was confirmed at the start of last month.

He has a better penalty record than the likes of Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich), Lionel Messi (Barcelona), Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus), Paris Saint Germain (PSG) striker Mauro Icardi and many more.

Only four players had a better penalty record than Pepe and they are Christian Stuani (ex-Middlesbrough player), PSG attacker Neymar, Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos and Schalke 04 midfielder Nabil Bentaleb.

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Segun is a regular contributor to beIN sports and has worked at several publications, including Aljazeera, and taslkSport.

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