Nicolas Pepe: 2019/20 Performances

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

  1. Coolin

    Coolin Doesn't appreciate the mighty Nacho

    Fair points. As a forward, your runs will always be missed though. The key is to keep making them.

    I like him, I just think he’d be more dangerous if he ran in behind a bit more.
     
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  2. KrissKringle

    KrissKringle Well-Known Member

    We might have to make peace with the possibility of having a slightly better Gervais for which we paid a fortune.
     
  3. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    Decision making woeful today understand he love to dribble but damn too much is not needed.
     
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  4. Make

    Make Active Member

    Pepe is improving with each game but we need more of him
     
  5. hydrofluoric acid

    hydrofluoric acid Prefers To Be Called Dennis

    Lot of nice balloon animals tonight.
     
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  6. Ashybashy86

    Ashybashy86 Well-Known Member

    He's obviously not worth the money we paid, and that's not his fault, but the idiots who decided he was. He's also not a bad player, just not one that suits us. We move the ball too slowly, and teams just sit back. That's not his game. You only need to watch his YouTube compilation playing for Lille.
     
  7. chessygoal

    chessygoal Well-Known Member

    I will never blame him for trying different things and losing the ball more than other players because he takes mor risks.
    But his attitude and lack of intensity is killing me. How many times does he casually jog back after losing the ball? How many easy pass missed because he wasn't focused enough?
    And he has absolutely 0 chemistry with Bellerin both offensively and defensively.
    Pepe and Arteta have a ton of work to do.
     
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  8. WiscoGooner8

    WiscoGooner8 Member

    Agreed. I don’t think I’ve seen him use his croquetta move once for us. We are way too slow in attack for him to flourish. His strengths as a dribbler are when he’s at speed. We rarely attack with speed.
     
  9. WiscoGooner8

    WiscoGooner8 Member

    To be fair to him, he had the highest rating of any of our players on FotMob.
     
  10. boonthegoon

    boonthegoon Well-Known Member

    Needs to develop his right foot to do something useful. Over reliant on his stronger foot and it is costing us chances.
     
  11. Manberg

    Manberg Predator

    Great dribbling. Need to see more end product. I’m willing to reverse judgement until next season.
     
  12. Red London

    Red London Well-Known Member

    Was our most bright player, but he needs to learn to use his right foot more.
     
  13. Eaststander74

    Eaststander74 Jury Lite II

    Highest rated player on the pitch. What does it mean when the only two players you can realistically look to, are him and Auba?
     
  14. DanDare

    DanDare Emoji Merchant

    His biggest issue and the area he needs to improve for me is releasing the ball and recognising when the dribble isn't on.

    He should be passing and making runs in behind when he's not in the final third.
     
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  15. Maybe

    Maybe Well-Known Member

    The biggest issue I see is our flat attack that doesn't move at all, that's mainly Laca. A player like him needs movement and someone who will play one-twos on the edge of the box, but Laca is just too static for something like that.
    Looks like our only source of creativity atm which is not nearly enough and it even makes things harder for him.
     
  16. Pepes blue pill

    Pepes blue pill Well-Known Member

    Best attacking player during normal time but wtf was he doing with those 4 drag backs when he coulda got a shot away
     
  17. krackpot

    krackpot Well-Known Member

    Pepe could be so lethal down the middle.

    somebody show this guy a DVD of Arjen Robben.
     
  18. albakos

    albakos Arséne Wenger: "I will miss you" Administrator

    That was the most frustrating thing after the Auba chance.
     
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  19. Pepes blue pill

    Pepes blue pill Well-Known Member

    Yep whole crowd was pissed lol, a few mins later he did have a shoot that forced the keeper into a good save, if he had done that instead of the drag backs he probs scored
     
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  20. Trilly

    Trilly The John Cross of Ilford

    Think we saw all his strengths and weaknesses in one game today, just needs some refinement.

    I know the system calls for him to stay back but Bellerin really should have went for the overlap a few times. It made it very easy for them to nullify him.

    Also Lacazette just stood and watched him a few times. **** knows what’s happened to Lacazette.
     
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