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Unai Emery preferred Wilfried Zaha to Nicolas Pepe

Unai Emery has revealed that he would have preferred signing Wilfried Zaha over Nicolas Pepe. It can be recalled that Arsenal smashed their club record in August 2019 to sign Pepe from Ligue 1 outfit Lille in a deal worth £72 million. Since then, the Ivory Coast international has endured a mixed campaign as he needed time to adapt to life in the Premier League. The 24-year-old had scored 6 goals in 32 games for Arsenal this season before the league was suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak. Unai Emery was hired as Arsenal boss in May 2018 after Arsene Wenger's departure. However, he was relieved of his managerial duties in November 2019 after managing for a season-and-a-half at the Emirates. THE BEST FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS FOR MAY 16 2020 Emery noted that Pepe's slow start fo...