Star Lewis exits Delancey stage

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Arsenal submitted transfer offer for Wilfried Zaha to put pressure on Nicolas Pepe

first_imgArsenal submitted transfer offer for Wilfried Zaha to put pressure on Nicolas Pepe Coral BarryTuesday 1 Oct 2019 4:56 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.4kShares Advertisement Comment Zaha was desperate to join Arsenal during the summer (Picture: Getty)Zaha handed in a transfer request in a bid to force his way out of the club, but Crystal Palace were furious with Arsenal’s valuation of their star attacker.AdvertisementAdvertisementAfter a £40m opening bid was submitted, Palace described the offer as ‘derisory’, but it appears Arsenal were trying to put pressure on Pepe’s team to make a decision.While Zaha may not be pleased to be used as a pawn in negotiations with Pepe’s representatives, his rival has failed to hit the ground running at Arsenal. Advertisement Pepe is Arsenal’s record signing (Picture: Getty)Arsenal made an offer for Wilfried Zaha in a bid to put pressure on Nicolas Pepe to agree terms on a move to the Emirates, reports say.Pepe joined Arsenal in a £72million transfer from Lille during the summer in a massive coup for the reportedly cash-strapped Gunners.The Athletic claim discussions between Pepe’s team and intermediaries for Arsenal began in February, as the London club aimed to lay the groundwork for their summer deals well ahead of time.Pepe would eventually become Arsenal’s record signing, but not before the Gunners made a play to lure Zaha to the Emirates.ADVERTISEMENT Pepe is facing a confidence crisis (Picture: Getty)‘The confidence must come back. I am not very worried. People may be worried about statistics, but I’m not.‘I have to keep working because the level is different, so is the language. It’s a new championship for me. I have to adapt quickly but it will not be long.’MORE: Manchester United star Paul Pogba could miss Newcastle clash after injury setback against ArsenalMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Unai Emery speaks after Manchester United DrawTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 6:24FullscreenUnai Emery speaks after Manchester United Drawhttps://metro.co.uk/video/unai-emery-speaks-manchester-united-draw-2017004/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Pepe cut a frustrated figure in Arsenal’s draw with Manchester United on Monday night and admitted his confidence is low after a difficult start to life in London.‘[My start] It’s not been easy, we must tell the truth,’ Pepe told RMC after last night’s stalemate.I’m not good enough in my stats or my usual form, it’s not the same as in Lille or during the Liverpool match early in the season.last_img read more