Nicolas Pepe (born 29 May 1995) is a professional footballer who plays as a winger for Premier League club Arsenal and the Ivory Coast national team.
Pépé made his Arsenal debut in a 1–0 away win over Newcastle United on 11 August, as a substitute for Reiss Nelson in the 71st minute.His first start for the club came two weeks later in a 3–1 loss to Liverpool, in which he played the full 90 minutes.
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On 1 August 2019, it was announced that Pépé had joined Premier League club Arsenal in a club-record fee of €79 million (£72 million), eclipsing the previous record of €62 million for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Upon signing for Arsenal, he was handed the number 19 shirt.
Pépé scored his first Arsenal goal, in the team’s 3-2 home win over Aston Villa. Pépé converted a penalty to bring Arsenal level, following a foul on Mattéo Guendouzi, bringing the score to 1-1.