At this point, Pepe’s departure is not surprising. He caused great disappointment in the Arsenal shirt despite costing the Gunners up to 72 million pounds, the team’s second record.
Pepe has one year left on his contract and the Gunners hope to recoup at least a small fee to recoup some of the money invested. However, Trabzonspor wants Arsenal to cancel the contract and transfer Pepe for free.
In the end, Arsenal had to give in and cancel the contract with Pepe. According to British media, the Emirates Stadium team also had to spend more money to break the contract. Pepe can be considered one of the worst signings in Arsenal history, even the Premier League.
Most recently, coach Mikel Arteta said: “Every case is very different and in the end, the parties have to agree to something. It’s not a decision I make alone.
I’m not involved in that process. What I can say about Pepe as a person is that he is an extraordinary guy. He tried very hard.
It wasn’t Pepe’s fault the amount we paid at the time and that was it. When things go wrong, you have to keep moving forward.
There’s no point in trying when something isn’t working. With the decision made, I think it benefits all parties.”
Tieu Lam | 18:01 September 17, 2023