£140,000-a-week attacker could leave Arsenal during the winter

The London giants are reportedly willing to cash in on forward Nicolas Pepe when the winter transfer window comes around. Arsenal made a considerable, club-record investment in Ivory Coast international in order to sign him from Lille. That money could probably have been better spent elsewhere.

While there have been flashes of quality from Pepe, he has struggled to produce on a consistent basis for the Gunners. There are now suggestions they’d be prepared to see the back of him. The Gunners will listen to offers for Pepe when the winter transfer window opens.

There is no suggestion of what the Gunners would demand in exchange for him, but you imagine they will be recording a sizeable loss on their original investment if he were to depart. It is strange to see a story like this come out just a matter of days after the summer transfer window closed. We’ll have to wait and see if there’s any truth to the claims.

While all six of the summer signings that were brought in play in positions other than his, the arrival of Martin Odegaard has pushed Nicolas further down the front four pecking order. Behind Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang the aforementioned trio will assume the preferred final pieces of the attacking puzzle.