By James Ayles For Mailonline
Published: 16:28 BST, 1 August 2019 | Updated: 16:30 BST, 1 August 2019
Nicolas Pepe has become Arsenal's record signing after joining from Lille for £72million on a five-year contract.
It is understood the transfer will involve a £20m upfront fee, with the rest to be paid in instalments over the next five years due to the Gunners' transfer constraints.
The 24-year-old had emerged as the Gunners' primary target after hitting 23 goals in 41 games for the Ligue 1 side last season - his 22 league goals leaving him behind only Kylian Mbappe in the scoring charts.
Arsenal have made 24-year-old Lille forward Nicolas Pepe their record signing for £72million
A leaked video online showed Pepe donning his new Arsenal colours for the first time this week
Pepe completed his medical and signed the