The winger's playing time has been limited this season
The winger’s playing time has been limited this season (Picture: Getty Images)

Nicolas Pepe has made the decision to change his agent amid speculation linking the Arsenal winger with an exit from the club.

The Gunners signed the Ivory Coast international from Lille in 2019 for a club-record fee of £72million, but the 26-year-old hasn’t lived up to expectations.

Without the added matches provided by being in European competition, Pepe has struggled for first-team minutes this season, often having to settle for a place on the bench.

Reports in Spain have claimed La Liga outfit Sevilla have opened talks to sign the wide player in the summer transfer window.

In a hint that could suggest a move is soon on the cards, Pepe announced on Friday that he has joined the LF360 Sports Management Agency.

‘I’m beyond happy to announce that I m joining the @lf360.official , that will be managing my career from now on,’ Pepe wrote.

‘I fully trust in Luis Ferrer and his team to help me doing the right choices, and get to new summits and challenges in the best possible way.

‘My family and I are really looking forward to what’s next, and I’m more motivated than ever to pursue my goals for the end of the season and the year to come.

‘Thanks for your support,

‘NP19.’

Former Arsenal striker Kevin Campbell is of the opinion that Pepe doesn’t have a future at the north London club.

‘Arsenal paid over the odds for him. It has just not worked out. It is that simple. He is a talented player, that’s for sure. But it has not worked out for him,’ Campbell told Football Insider earlier this month.

‘You see the intensity and focus that Mikel Arteta wants the team to play with. I don’t think Pepe fits into that. He is a drifter. He will concentrate for a bit and then drift out again.

‘I said just before Christmas it was a big few months coming up for Pepe. It was going to determine whether or not he had a future at Arsenal. Well, he doesn’t have a future at Arsenal.’

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