Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has express admiration of the Ivory Coast international Nicolas Pepe after a fine performance in the 4-0 Premier League thrashing of Newcastle United on Sunday.
The Gunners boss expects to see the Ivorian forward perform at a higher level on a more regular basis. Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta wants Nicolas Pepe to be more consistent
On Sunday, the former Lille player has set up the goals for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette and added one for himself after an assist from Bukayo.
“Wide talented players in this league are not easy to get because obviously the most difficult thing to do is create things, but we’ve said some things and we need Nico to maintain game by game.
“He knows that and it’s the way he was applying himself defensively in a few moments, he was top drawer.
“That’s what he wasn’t doing in the past and when he does that, the rewards in the other box come. He made a difference today.” Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta.
The 24-year-old Arseanl record fee signing from Lille,Nicolas Pepe has played 26 matches for Arsenal and scored 4 goals goals and assists 4.
"Their best ever player Thierry didn't have the best first year. I think he will be a star here"— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) February 16, 2020
Graeme Souness has been impressed with Nicolas Pepe despite his critics this season
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“First of all he needs the right structure behind him to be able to provide the moments of quality and winning games, whether it’s assists, goals, dribbles or whatever it is.”— DailyAFC™ (@DailyAFC) February 15, 2020
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