Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta was full of praise for Nicolas Pepe, who scored a vital goal for the Gunners in their 3-1 win at Southampton on Tuesday. Stuart Armstrong gave the home side the lead after just three minutes before Pepe struck back five minutes later after he was played in by Granit Xhaka. […]

Mikel Arteta insists Nicolas Pepe is “trying his best” to live up to exceptions at Arsenal, but also admits that the club’s record signing is “suffering” amid widespread criticism. Pepe completed a £72 million ($97m) move to Emirates Stadium from Lille in August 2019, with Arsenal winning the race for his signature ahead […]

Former Arsenal defender Nigel Winterburn believes Nicolas Pepe is struggling in England but the club’s record signing can still improve and be more consistent with his performances. The 25-year-old continued his punishment on Sunday after he was shown a straight red card for headbutting Leeds United’s Ezgjan Alioski on November 22, which made him unavailable for […]

Nicolas Pepe has a “big future” at Arsenal, according to Kevin Campbell, who says Mikel Arteta still believes in the £72 million ($96m) winger. Pepe has flattered to deceive since arriving at Emirates Stadium from Lille for a club-record fee in the summer of 2019. The 25-year-old established himself as one of the […]

Nicolas Pepe says he is “deeply sorry” after being shown a red card in Arsenal’s 0-0 Premier League draw with Leeds United on Sunday. The 25-year-old was shown a straight red after 51 minutes at Elland Road for headbutting Whites defender Ezgjan Alioski. Gunners boss Mikel Arteta described the winger’s actions as “unacceptable” and the Ivory Coast international has now […]

Nicolas Pepe has “let everybody down”, according to Ian Wright, who says the Arsenal winger “needs better advice around him”. Arsenal survived an onslaught to escape Elland Road with a valuable point after being outplayed by Leeds United on Sunday. The hosts had to settle for a 0-0 draw despite being aided by a […]

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has called on Nicolas Pepe to show greater consistency despite a solid performance in the club’s 4-1 win over Molde in the Europa League on Thursday. Despite the Gunners going behind in the 22nd minute, Arteta’s side rallied with Pepe scoring their third goal before setting up Joe Willock for their […]

Arsenal “need more from Nicolas Pepe” with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang set to serve a three-match ban, says former Gunners star Charlie Nicholas. Mikel Arteta is set to be without his most prolific frontman for Premier League outings against Sheffield United and Chelsea, as well as an FA Cup tie at Bournemouth. That is a result of club […]

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