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Arsenal great Adams: Pepe should never have been signed

Arsenal great Tony Adams has failed to be convinced by the arrival of Nicolas Pepe from Lille.

Pepe has scored eight goals and provided nine assists for Arsenal this season but Adams still thinks it wasn't the right move.

He scored 23 goals and set up 11 for his Lille team-mates last season which raised the 25-year-old's profile worldwide.

"I was very against Pepe to be honest with you because we had [Bukayo] Saka coming through, we've got Eddie [Nketiah], Reiss Nelson, [Gabriel] Martinelli," Adams told Stadium Astro.

"We've got a lot of kids that need to play and to go and buy [Pepe for] £72m, I thought it could have been used in different areas."

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