Arsenal have reportedly considering making a move for £45million Lille striker, Nicolas Pepe as Danny Welbeck’s replacement at the club.

Welbeck suffered an injury during Arsenal’s 0-0 draw with Sporting Lisbon in the Europa League encounter last Thursday.

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According to The Sun, Welbeck’s injury will force the Gunners to speed up plans to sign Pepe during the January transfer window.

The report also claimed that Arsenal will have to rival Manchester City, Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund who are also interested in Pepe.

Arsenal face Wolves in the Premier League fixture on Sunday.