This the reason why Arsenal signed Ivory Coast winger Nicolas Pepe from Lille for a club record fee of £72m. The 24-year-old signed a five-year contract at Emirates Stadium.
Pepe scored 35 goals in 74 Ligue 1 appearances for Lille, who he joined from Angers in 2017.
“Being here is very emotional,” said Pepe. “I have come a long way and struggled a lot and so signing for this great club is a big reward.”