Nicolas Pépé is a French forward who currently plays for Arsenal. The striker, who was born on May 29, 1995, began his career with Poitiers in the fifth division before Angers recruited him for their youth system. He made his senior debut for the club in a 1-1 draw away at AC Ajaccio in November 2014, his first and only start that season. He was loaned to US Orléans the following summer and scored seven goals for the third division side. In 2017/18 Pépé made his breakthrough, signing for Lille. He scored regularly over the next two seasons, netting 37 times in 79 outings for LOSC to earn a £72million move to Arsenal in the summer of 2019.