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Ornstein: Arsenal on brink of shattering club transfer fee record

The Ornacle has spoken, and he has brought Arsenal fans unbelievable news

LOSC Lille Olympique Sporting Club v Angers sporting club de l’Ouest - Ligue 1 Photo by Johnny Fidelin/Icon Sport via Getty Images

David Ornstein has dropped a heavy, powerful bomb on Twitter regarding Arsenal, and it’s by all means one you should get incredibly excited about:

The rumored fee heading to Lille would obliterate the ~£56 million Arsenal agreed with Borussia Dortmund for Pierre-Emerick Aubemeyamg in January 2018, and puts to rest any questions and concerns fans have had regarding the amount of money available to the club following a third-straight League finish outside of Champions League qualification. Pepe had been mentioned as a possible transfer target as early as January of this year, and if this goes through Arsenal will have bested rival clubs Manchester United and Liverpool for his signature.

The Ivorian, who was born and raised in France and has played previously at Angers, brings a directness on the ball that Arsenal has lacked since Alexis Sanchez’s departure, and gives head coach Unai Emery a true weapon to work with on the wing. His style of play is one in which it doesn’t take much to envision fitting in seamlessly with the way Emery prefers his sides to attack.

There still is a lot more to come, since we’ve seen a lot of deals elsewhere putter out steps from the finish line this summer, but for now watch the clip below and feel absolutely free to get excited on this now suddenly beautiful Saturday.