Nicolas Pepe: 2019/20 Performances

Discussion in 'Arsenal Talk' started by Aevi, Aug 1, 2019.

  1. Kysus

    Kysus Well-Known Member

    Much improved in his overall play already.
    Now just needs to tweak his movement as he is NEVER able to receive the ball in behind.
    Teams know his talent so when receiving the ball deeper he always needs to beat 3-4 players.

    Also we buildup almost entirely from the left via xhaka and luiz, could be on purpose to remove pepe's turnovers in our own half.
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  2. Fewtch

    Fewtch Ozil at 10 And Emery Out

    This is what Arteta wants from him. I don’t think we would’ve bought him (or any other wide forward who’s not comfortable with hugging the touchline) if Arteta was here last summer. Arteta is forced to play him in that role since we have Gabi/Auba who are even worse at playing that role so they play the wide forward role with the fullback holding the width Pepe would’ve been most comfortable in.

    It’s a mismatch but it can easily be fixed by dropping Laca and then letting AMN/Bellerin hold the width on right, Saka on the left and then Pepe and Özil in between the lines. ​
    CB Luiz LB
    Torreira Xhaka
    AMN/Bellerin Pepe Auba Özil Saka

  3. UpTheGunnerz

    UpTheGunnerz No Longer Phallus Obsessed

    In love with this player. Such an entertaining dude, silky smooth.
  4. Manberg

    Manberg Predator

    I don’t think Arteta wants fullbacks overlapping. I think he’d have them crossing from deeper and supporting possession in midfield. Salah does many diagonal runs across the penalty box and I think that’s something Pepe could try.
    Underlapping the wings instead of overlapping.
  5. Idiotologue

    Idiotologue Well-Known Member

    I think so too, because that's the Guardiola way of doing things. Arteta will need to figure out a compromise in order to maximize the potential he has on his hands.

    Our wings are built in a very non-Arteta, or rather, non-Guardiola manner, and that presents a challenge. Emery's vision for the wing positions was entirely different, he wanted full-backs overlapping constantly and wingers being able to cut in. Both Tierney and Pépé were signings that fit that mold. Now with Emery gone, both the manager and the players will need to adapt somehow.

    One compromise I can think of is having the full-backs who support the midfield by cutting in and the wingers who provide width on the flanks exchange their positions with give-and-goes or forming triangles with a different player nearby, either the striker coming a bit deeper or a different midfielder approaching the action. Can't draw a diagram, but think of AMN on the ball in the central position, Pépé out on the flank - Pépé gets closer to AMN, AMN passes to Pépé and runs to flank for an overlapping position, Pépé moves to a more central position and so it goes. Or #6 or #9 moving closer to AMN to get involved in the same build-up, with one additional step in the process.
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2020
  6. Pepes blue pill

    Pepes blue pill Well-Known Member

    Needs to stop being so predictable
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  7. Gooner416

    Gooner416 Well-Known Member

    And who anointed you the know it all, you ****ing prick?
  8. Eaststander74

    Eaststander74 Jury Lite II

    Super dangerous. Should have had a few assists, and we're not talking run of the mill passes. Imagine if he had someone other than just Martinelli to work with...
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  9. samshere

    samshere Why so serieuse?

    What is it about him that makes refs not give calls in his favour? Does the way he go down seem too theatrical?
  10. Idiotologue

    Idiotologue Well-Known Member

    I feel like he could've scored a goal in that two-man action with Martinelli after he dribbled past two players had Martinelli seen his run toward the penalty spot. That was the type of goal he scored frequently at Lille. That particular action really gave us glimpses what a RW Pépé - CF Martinelli partnership could be, imo.
  11. BigPoppaPump

    BigPoppaPump Well-Known Member

    I think us as fans have to admit we got ripped off with this player.
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  12. Moah

    Moah Active Member

    I think us as fans would like you to keep your negativity to yourself.
  13. BigPoppaPump

    BigPoppaPump Well-Known Member

    And you fans can suck my d*ck.
  14. Moah

    Moah Active Member

    That if you have any.
  15. UpTheGunnerz

    UpTheGunnerz No Longer Phallus Obsessed

    people are so quick throwing players under the bus
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  16. BigPoppaPump

    BigPoppaPump Well-Known Member

    Yeah but you lot have way too much patience, you need like 4 seasons of mediocre performances before you admit it. No one can objectively watch Pepe play football this season and say he was worth the £72 million we spent on him.

    The reason we're 10th is because these players are bums, you lot will turn on managers quickly but cut players way too much slack.
  17. UpTheGunnerz

    UpTheGunnerz No Longer Phallus Obsessed

    Some players take time, Nico is starting to find his stride. The reason we are tenth are a combination of Emery being out of his depth and a lot of players underperforming, yes.
  18. BigPoppaPump

    BigPoppaPump Well-Known Member

    Yeah and I'm sure Lacazette is also finding his stride, you lot don't know how to judge players. Just pick a favourite and defend them to the hilt.

    Pepe has been a disappointment, no one can objectively deny it.
  19. Idiotologue

    Idiotologue Well-Known Member

    There's this one former Arsenal attacker that arrived from France and failed to score in first eight games and failed to impress in his first couple of months. Some "admitted" that he was a flop back then, I'm sure.
  20. BigPoppaPump

    BigPoppaPump Well-Known Member


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