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Mikel Arteta is usually quite calm and collected on the touchline, so hopefully he is quite happy tonight with Arsenal on their way to a simple win over Rapid Vienna.
There is an ongoing situation with club record signing Nicolas Pepe where it feels like he’s on his last chance after the red card against Leeds, so it was interesting to see Arteta’s reaction when he missed a good opportunity tonight:
Just look at the reaction from Arteta and company, Pepe really isn’t doing himself any favors. BE HEALTHY! pic.twitter.com/I88Jt8q11n
– B3RLIN (@ B3RLlN) December 3, 2020
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There is a good chance that he will see Pepe as a senior player in a fairly young lineup so he’s taking it to a higher level, but it doesn’t do much to push the idea that Pepe could have a long-term future with him. club.