Nicolas Pepe’s Incredible Journey
Nicolas Pepe has come a long way. He’s experienced poverty, and worked very hard to get by. Today, he’s accomplished his dream by joining one of the most prestigious clubs in the world: Arsenal London.
Being here is very emotional. I have come a long way and struggled a lot. And so signing for this bgreat club is a big reward.
Nicolas Pepe didn’t follow a footballer’s typical trajectory. Not part of an academy, and not part of a professional setup before he was 18. He discovered football in the street, in Paris 19th arrondissement. He proudly wears the number 19 on all his jerseys.
So he doesn’t forget where he came from. Pepe grew up in a poor neighborhood in Paris, he comes from a modest Ivory family. Without much money but a strict education because of his father. Until he was 16 years old, young Nicolas Pepe played as a goalkeeper!
Sometimes in club matches, when we were leading by a lot, I came out of goal. I realized I had the ability to play in the field.
This is how he was noticed by scouts. His left foot, his speed, and his sense of purpose. Pepe did everything better than everyone else on the field. The world of professional football naturally opened up for him in 2013.
First at Angers, then at LOSC where he displayed his talent. Didier Drogba is a huge fan and supporter of Nicolas Pepe.
I was impressed with his ability to accelerate. And change the rhythm in his transitions. He is very good – Didier Drogba.
At only 24 years old, Pepe caught the attention of some of football’s biggest clubs Liverpool FC, PSG, FC Bayern Munich and SSC Napoli. Everyone wanted to sign the man with 22 goals and 11 assists.
He has many qualities his main strength is his speed. He is always determined to score a goal. He’s very dangerous, he is a player who can achieve great things – Thomas Tuchel.
Nicolas Pepe is hungry for big things, he is the most expensive African player ever. The Gunners fans hope he will bring about Arsenal’s revival. Ivorian fans are expecting him to take over from the legendary Didier Drogba.
Pepe has a huge amount of pressure on his shoulders. But that isn’t getting him down don’t give up, don’t be discouraged, work hard and don’t stop trying is his motto. Will he become a Arsenal legend like Thierry Henry let us know in the comments below.