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INSIDER: Arsenal have approached Lille for Pepe talks

Arsenal boss Unai Emery wants to bring Lille attacker Nicolas Pepe to London.

That's the claim of Spanish expert Guillem Balague.

Pepe has been linked with a switch to the Emirates after impressing in Ligue 1, while Barcelona and Bayern Munich are also believed to be keen.

And Balague has backed the 23-year-old to excel in England after revealing Arsenal have been in touch with Lille.

“He's one of those players that have had a great start to the season," he said in a video posted on his YouTube channel.

“He's scored eight goals already, nine assists and he's got a great ability with his left foot.

“He's mostly left-footed, plays on the right-hand side but also on the left-hand side.

“It's mostly from wide areas coming inside that makes him special and it's what he does with the ball in small spaces that makes him special.

“That's why Arsenal are looking into the possibility of signing him.

“Yes, they've approached Lille."

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