Arsenal could have to sell six players to fund the remaining fee left to pay for Nicolas Pepe.

The Gunners splashed a club record £72 million in the summer to sign winger Pepe from Lille on a five-year contract.

It came as a surprise following suggestions Arsenal had a tight budget to do business with.

But it later emerged the transfer would be paid in five instalments over Pepe’s Emirates contract.

Bleacher Report have now claimed the Gunners are looking to sell up to six players in the next window to ensure they have the cash to cover the money owed to Lille.

Skipper Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and strike partner Alexandre Lacazette have both been linked with a move away from London recently, with Mesut Ozil also named as a potential way of recouping money.