OM: Thauvin flattered by Maldini's compliments

In an interview with the Téléfootet channel broadcast on Tuesday, the sporting director and former glory of AC Milan, Paolo Maldini, confided the interest of his club with a view to recruiting Florian Thauvin. “He is a high level player, enthusiastic Maldini. It is a profile that we follow. It's at the end of the contract, so it's an economically attractive transaction. " The Marseille winger (27 years old) reacted to the outcome of OM's victory against Nantes this Saturday evening (3-1), still at the microphone of Téléfoot: “These are things that give pleasure, when a legend football speaks so well about you. It touched me a lot, it really gives me pleasure and I thank him for that. " Earlier this month, L'Équipa affirmed that Thauvin requires a long-term contract to extend to Marseille, he whose departure appeared to be under consideration last summer so that it is not given up for free in 2021.

Thauvin's superb goal against Bordeaux on October 17 (3-1)

Arsenal would open the door to a departure from Pepe

Recruited at a gold price in Lille last year, Nicolas Pépé is not unanimous at Arsenal for his second season. According to the Daily Star, the leaders of the Gunners are already opening the door to a sale of the Ivorian international winger (25). They would fear that his situation worsens and becomes similar to that of Mesut Özil, shelved by Arsenalm despite a very high salary. Coach Mikel Arteta is reportedly instructed to maintain Pepe's good playing time, so that his value remains high in the event of a transfer. The former Angers player has 4 goals and 2 assists in 14 appearances this season, but was sent off at Leeds last weekend after a bad gesture towards Ezgjan Alioski.