Nicolas Pepe's cousin posts Instagram snap amid Arsenal move

Nicolas Pepe of Lille during the Ligue 1 match between Lille and Toulouse at Stade Pierre Mauroy on December 22, 2018 in Lille, France.

Nicolas Pepe looks set to be joining Arsenal this summer.

Lille's Nicolas Pepe receives trophy of

BBC Sport revealed on Saturday that Arsenal had agreed a £72 million deal with Lille to sign Nicolas Pepe.

The report claimed that the move could go through within the next 48 hours but, given that it was published two days ago, it could be a matter of time now.

And it looks like a cousin of the Ivorian winger might've jumped the gun a little and strongly hinted that he's heading to Arsenal.

Auguste Pepe posted a doctored image of the 24-year-old winger wearing a Gunners shirt, along with a number of hand emojis which might indicate that it's a done deal.


He has since deleted the picture from his Instagram story, but the damage is already done.

It's already been an incredible week for the North Londoners in terms of transfers.

William Saliba and Dani Ceballos were announced as Arsenal players in recent days, though the former will return to Saint-Etienne on loan for the 2019-20 campaign.

And the addition of Pepe would be a cherry on top of a stunning few days.

Nicolas Pepe of Lille during the Ligue 1 match between Stade Rennais football club and LOSC Lille Association on May 24, 2019 in Rennes, France.

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