Yeah he's done here by the looks of it. Lasted a bit longer than them but think it's fair to file him under his mates Saliba and Guendouzi now.
I disagree with the fight thing, he tries whenever he's been called upon - to the point where even I wish he would just give it up.Pepe is nowhere near as bad as we’ve made him look but I do agree that he hasn’t shown enough fight under Arteta.
I've noticed this, too. I think it has to do with ESR being an academy product and Pépé being a costly signing.It's funny ESR practically scores every week and doesn't have a great performance, but it's seen totally differently to when Pepe was doing it. Instead of realising the attack is broken and relies on individual quality, people bring up 72 million and age and etc.
Gnabry has unfinished business here and Bayern might still want PepeRate Raph highly but like @Troopz said I’d rather he goes to a club that will get the best out of him.
Pepe is nowhere near as bad as we’ve made him look but I do agree that he hasn’t shown enough fight under Arteta. Then again, what can you really do if the manager has never rated you? Maybe when he leaves he’ll speak on the situation but I know him being friends with Douzi and Saliba hasn’t done him any favours.
I’m a massive fan of Raphinha and seen him for Leeds a few times this season but I think he’d struggle here tbh. He’s a player that requires freedom to see the best of him and he won’t be getting that under Arteta. This Arteta system + the majority of our attacks being built up from the left as opposed to the right side will make him look average as hell.
It’s obvious it’s not a personnel problem but rather this woeful robotic system that Arteta has in place.
I view Gnabry as a Sterling type player, decent in build up play with sound decision making but ultimately still a player who thrives when 1v1 to beat a man and put in that final shot/cross after good build up play or being the player to finish off moves.Gnabry has unfinished business here and Bayern might still want Pepe
I see 1 assist and 0 goals from 7 games, 5 starts in the PL. Not sure if it's correct.@Macho and @Trilly
I think he still has our most assists this season, can't remember the last time I watched him play.
That's impressive for Pepe, but kinda damning for the rest of our forwards
I see 1 assist and 0 goals from 7 games, 5 starts in the PL. Not sure if it's correct.
What's wrong with youHe has 2 beautiful assists in the Carling Cup too, a trophy we are bringing home this season.
Nico will get the winner in the final, or the game winning assist.
I catch more flack for wanting him to move and prove himself than he doesLosing respect for him. Why isn’t he kicking up a fuss? No fake rumours of a transfer to Barca. Just looking like one melon on the bench. Your business pal! It’s above me now
Hope there’s more to it but doubt it. No player that backs themselves hasn’t started kicking up a fuss by now.I catch more flack for wanting him to move and prove himself than he does
I am very much in the same boat as you now. Maybe some info is released down the line that explains this a little bit but yeah I am massively disappointed in all parties.
Weak from Arsenal for not scouting a 72 mil signing properly and having a plan for him, and this guy for taking all of this. Just poor.