Arsenal reached an agreement with Lille for the signing of star player Nicolas Pepe. Pepe was the target of many giant European clubs including Manchester United, Liverpool, Napoli and Manchester City. But Arsenal sniffed up from their nose by reaching on agreement to pay on the North of 70Million Pounds.
Pepe was rumoured to be joining Napoli side before Arsenal came late and changed everything. Arsenal is known for their restricted financial model when it comes to spending on players. They are mostly known for nurturing young talents to become big stars. Some of the young players joined Arsenal and made their name are Cesc Fabregas who was signed from Barcelona academy before making more than 300 appearances for Arsenal before joining childhood club Barcelona. Then he was able to find a chance to rejoin Arsenal but they refused their former player and he ended up joining Chelsea. Finally he was sold to Monaco where is playing currently.
The other big name who came through Arsenal ranks was Robin Van Persie. He is a Netherlands international known for his injury records at Arsenal FC. But later on his Arsenal career he was able to overcome his injury nightmare and became the premiership golden boot winner before joining Manchester United after refusing to extend his Arsenal contract. Then at Manchester he was able to repeat his top goal scoring record while he was also achieved his first ever premier league title. The coming year he was mostly unused substitute for Luis Van Gaal after legendary Man United manager sir Alex Ferguson retired. Finally he has left the club and joined Turkish side Fenerbache before moving to boyhood club Feynord Rotterdam. Now he is serving as a pundit with BT sports after retiring from football.