Pepe blow, Kroenke 10th richest, Wenger preferred Ancelotti to Emery, Balogun future

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Pepe blow, Kroenke 10th richest, Wenger preferred Ancelotti to Emery, Balogun future



ARSENAL fans, it was not a great day in terms of transfer news and reveals.
One man that has been heavily linked is Lille winger Nicolas Pepe, who has had a hand in 25 goals in Ligue 1 this season.
But Bayern Munich have made the first move for the Ivory Coast star, offering £69million to the French side.
And that could completely blow the Gunners out of the water as they are looking to improve their squad on a budget.
Furthermore on their financial troubles, Arsenal fans will not be pleased to hear that the North London club’s owner Stan Kroenke is the tenth richest sports team chief in the world.
The American, who also owns NFL side Los Angeles Rams, is worth a reported £6.6billion – but has yet to invest a penny in the Gunners.
With reports that they will have a limited budget to sign players in the summer, this will anger supporters further.
Meanwhile, the Emirates outfit will come up against legendary manager Carlo Ancelotti next in Europa League when they face Napoli – and the Italian is still a little bitter after being overlooked in the summer.
Former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger wanted the ex-Chelsea, AC Milan and Real Madrid coach to take over the reins, before Unai Emery was given the job.
And an Italian journalist has recalled that Ancelotti has not forgotten that they rejected him, having been interested in returning to London with his Canadian wife.
But on a good note, Arsenal fans will like the look of youngster Folarin Balogun who has netted 22 goals in 23 games in the Under-18 Premier League.
The 17-year-old been getting tips on his goalscoring from Gunners striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and could line up for England’s senior team one day.
He has already played at youth level for the Three Lions, but was born in New York to Nigerian parents.
Balogun is now in a three-way international tug of war, with USA and the Super Eagles also options – but the youngster has yet to declare and will decide with the support from his parents.

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