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After joining Arsenal for a club record fee of £ 72 million in 2019, Nicolas Pepe has so far been unable to justify his massive price.
Pepe scored five league goals during his debut campaign and has battled for regular playing time with Mikel Arteta this season, making just four Premier League starts.
“We need to help him succeed,” Arteta said after their 2-0 FA Cup win over Newcastle.
“To do that you need minutes, you need consistency in the team and when you have that, you need to show that you are capable of doing it. Let’s see how the next few months unfold. “
While the Côte d’Ivoire international has struggled to recover, he timely recalled his ability during a recent training session.
He showed incredible footwork to outrun Willian and Joe Willock before making an effort into the far corner.
Arsenal fans now hope that he can replicate this in one day,
It is one thing to do it in training, another is to play games, we have to see this from Pepe! pic.twitter.com/eHbWkkHETO
– Sam (@afcsammm) January 13, 2021
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