Nicolas Pépé

Nicolas Pépé
  • Full Name: Nicolas Pépé
  • Nationality: Côte d'Ivoire
  • Height: 1.83m Weight: 73kg Age: 26
  • Previous Team: Politier, Anger II, Anger, Orleans (loan), Lille, Arsenal
  • Award: FA Cup, UNFP Ligue 1 Team of the Year, UNFP Ligue 1 Player of the Month, Prix Marc-Vivien Foé, Lille Player of the Season, UEFA Europa League Squad of the Season

Nicolas Pépé is an Ivorian footballer who plays as a winger for the Premier League club Arsenal and Cote d'Ivoire national team. 

Pépé joined Premier League club Arsenal in a club-record fee of €79 million (£72 million), surpassing the previous record of €62 million for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Upon signing for Arsenal, he was handed the number 19 shirt

Pépé started his senior club career with Politiers in the Championnat de France Amateur 2. He later moved to Angers in 2013, aged 18, and spent a season on loan at Orleans in 2015. He signed for Lille in 2017 and was named to the UNFP Ligue 1 Team of the Year in the 2018-19 season. That summer, Pépé joined Arsenal for a club-record fee of £72 million and won the FA Cup in his debut season.

Pépé, who was born in France to parents of Ivorian descent, made his debut for the Ivory Coast on 15 November 2016 in a friendly against France. He was selected for the African Cup of Nations in 2017 and 2019.


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