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Mikel Arteta 'pushing' £27m ace, wants him to 'give more'

Journalist   Paul Brown   believes   Arsenal   manager Mikel Arteta is ‘pushing’ winger Nicolas Pepe to become a success at the club, but he’s ‘not really sure’ if his situation will improve. The 26-year-old become the north London outfit’s record signing in 2019 after they forked out a whopping  £72 million  to secure his services from Lille. What is Pepe’s current situation? Throughout 2018/19, Pepe had been in scintillating form for the Ligue 1 outfit,  bagging 23 goals and providing a further 12 assists  in all competitions, convincing the Gunners’ hierarchy to spend such an astronomical fee. However, things have not gone to plan for the Ivory Coast international during his two-and-a-half-year stint on English shores. In his maiden campaign, the pacey attacker fell way below the expectations placed upon him, managing a mere  five goals and six assists  in 31 top-flight outings. Last season, though, saw an upturn in fortunes for Pepe as he appeared to finally settle into his new sur

Value of Naira Against Dollar Falls to N415.10/$1

The Naira recorded a 30 kobo or 0.06 per cent loss against the United States Dollar at the Investors and Exporters (I&E) segment of the foreign exchange (FX) market on Tuesday to trade at N415.10/$1 compared with N414.80/$1 it traded on Monday. At the investors’ segment of the market, the turnover, according to data from the FMDQ Securities Exchange, stood at $323.56 million compared with $360.18 million achieved on Monday, indicating a decline in the value of transactions by 10.2 per cent or $36.64 million. This high turnover, though lower than the preceding session, put the local currency under pressure yesterday, resulting in the decline in the value of Naira against Dollar. It was a different scenario at the interbank category of the forex market on Tuesday as the Nigerian currency traded flat against the American currency at N411.91/$1.   Also, the Naira remained unchanged against the British Pound Sterling and the Euro at the same market segment at N544.05/£1 and N464.26/€1 r