Nicolas Pepe wants to leave Arsenal this summer, according to football.london.
Pepe has failed to live up to his £72million price tag, scoring just once in 20 league appearances last season and falling down the pecking order.
The Ivorian now wants a new challenge to start afresh should the Gunners receive an acceptable offer.
And it could raise question marks over a move for Leeds ace Raphinha – who plays in the position as Pepe. Mikel Arteta and Edu are rebuilding Arsenal’s squad in their image before the new Premier League season.
Fabio Vieira has already arrived from Porto in a £34m deal. And Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus could be next to join for over £50m.
But Arteta still wants fellow Brazilian Raphinha to be his new right-sided winger. The Gunners submitted a bid for the Barcelona target yesterday.
However, Leeds are expected to reject it, with the offer nowhere near their £55m price tag.