Nicolas Pépé is on loan for a season without an option to buy from Arsenal in Nice

The Riviera club presented the former Angevin to their audience just before the Europa Conference League return play-off against Maccabi Tel Aviv on Thursday evening.

Nice formalizes its nice move on the transfer market. And take the opportunity to introduce it to its new audience. This Thursday evening, Nicolas Pépé walked the lawn of the Allianz Riviera for the first time with the Gym jersey, just before the return play-off of the Europa Conference League against Maccabi Tel Aviv (1-0 for the Israelis at the go).

The former Lille and Angevin therefore got to know the Riviera supporters. As indicated by Le Messager Sport in recent days , the 27-year-old Ivorian international (34 caps, nine goals) arrives from Arsenal on a season-long loan.

A return to Ligue 1 three years later

The striker returns to Ligue 1 three years after leaving LOSC for 80 million euros. His transfer to Arsenal, where he is under contract until June 2024, has so far proven to be a failure. He never knew how to convince, which quickly relegated him to the status of substitute in the eyes of Mikel Arteta.

In 112 games played with the Gunners, Nicolas Pépé scored 27 goals. A record lower than his Lille period: 37 goals in 79 games between 2017 and 2019. On the Côte d’Azur, he will want to prove at all costs that he is still a very high level player.

Source: Arsenal FC Website

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