Arsenal at front of queue to land lightning-fast winger also linked with UCL giant duo

The Premier League giants Arsenal are reportedly leading the chase to land Nicolas Pepe from LOSC Lille at the end of the season, according to a report.

Football news French website Mercato365.com report that the Gunners have been pinpointed as the early favourites for the forward.

Bayern Munich have been heavily connected with the winger as he continues to make an impression in Ligue 1, but Unai Emery’s side are believed to be prioritising a move for the player.

Nicolas has been one of the star performers in France this campaign and LOSC Lille are expected to face a fight to keep hold of the star going forward.

In 16 Ligue 1 appearances this term, the Ivorian winger has found the back of the net 10 times with his displays not going unnoticed.

Arsenal are likely to be in the transfer market for an attacker going forward after it was revealed that Danny Welbeck will be departing from the club at the end of his current contract next summer.

Beside Unai Emery’s side and Bundesliga giants, Ivory Coast international star are also attracting interest from another European heavyweight Liverpool.