Man Utd vs Arsenal: Nicolas Pepe reveals why he joined Arsenal

ENGLAND – Arsenal forward, Nicolas Pepe, has explained why he joined the Gunners in the summer transfer window.

The Ivory Coast international, who joined Unai Emery’s side from Lille for a club record £72million, said he decided to join the North London club over Bayern Munich because Arsenal is a club with a lot of ambition.

The 24-year-old said this ahead of Arsenal’s Premier League clash against Manchester United on Monday night at Old Trafford.

Pepe admits his decision caught some by surprise. Pepe has scored once since his move to Arsenal (Picture: Getty)

“He (Christophe Galtier) imagined me at Bayern, in terms of what he said, for me it was a decision that might surprise people, because it is not a club that is in the Champions’ League,” Pepe told Canal.

“But it is also a club with a lot of ambition, we are playing the Europa League which is still a European competition. We want to win it.

“The coach is used to this competition, he has already won it with Sevilla, and last year they were in the final. The aim is to do better and therefore win this competition.”

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