Eric Bailly sends bizarre welcome message to Nicolas Pepe after sealing Arsenal transfer

first_imgAdvertisement Eric Bailly sends bizarre welcome message to Nicolas Pepe after sealing Arsenal transfer Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 3 Aug 2019 3:12 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.2kShares Pepe and Bailly play together for the Ivory Coast national team (Picture: Getty)He told Arsenal’s website: ‘Kolo Toure was with us on the [Ivory Coast national] squad as an assistant coach. He spoke to me a lot about the very high level, how he got to Arsenal and how you always have to work hard and really graft on a daily basis to try and get right to the very top.‘Toure, Eboue and Gervinho are the major players from the Ivory Coast. We talk a lot about Gervinho, for example, who played for Lille and ended up at Arsenal, so I am on the same path. They are definitely examples to us young Ivorians and I hope we will continue to follow these examples.’More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors The £72m signing trained with his new Arsenal teammates for the first time on Friday (Getty)Pepe was linked with a host of club prior to choosing Arsenal, with Manchester United briefly mooted as a possible destination earlier this summer, though Bailly showed there were no hard feelings about his decision.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTThe United centre-back, who has picked up a serious injury, uploaded a slightly bizarre clip to Instagram of a pal dancing and singing in an Arsenal shirt along with the words ‘good luck’, also tagging Pepe.Ig Bailly: “Good luck Nicolas Pepe 👌🏾” [ericbailly24]— utdreport (@utdreport) August 3, 2019 The two international teammates, who played together during the Africa Cup of Nations, would have been due to face off for the first time at the end of September, but Bailly’s injury will likely rule him out of the clash.Pepe revealed the role another Ivorian, Kolo Toure, played in his decision to join Arsenal, having spoken highly of the Gunners when he was weighing up his next move. The winger left Lille for north London in a deal worth £72m (Picture: Getty)Nicolas Pepe received a rather odd message of support from Ivory Coast teammate Eric Bailly, who wished the new Arsenal star good luck after his £72million move.The 24-year-old winger completed his move from Lille to the Emirates this week, becoming the most expensive player in the club’s history in the process.He took part in his first full training session on Friday, brutally nutmegging Granit Xhaka, and is in line to make his debut in Sunday’s pre-season friendly against Barcelona. Comment Advertisementlast_img

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