Nicolas Pepe: 2019/20 Performances

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

  1. Jury

    Jury Mission Accomplished

    You’re speaking like tracking back is something Emery invented ffs. Same people moaned that we didnt do it enough under Wenger, but now Emery seems to be trying to put that right, it’s some stupid idea. Revisionism at its transparent and awful worst.
  2. celestis

    celestis Arsenal-Mania Veteran Moderator

    I'd be happy if Pepe was 3/4 as good as Sanchez was .
  3. OnlyOne

    OnlyOne Short man Syndrome

    I think Pepe could have a better output than Alexis tbh.

    So glad he's only 24. :drool:
  4. isop

    isop Well-Known Member

    It's still a bit awkward (like Adebayor's was) in an unpredictable way, which makes defenders unsure of how to handle him. I'd already said he's a live wire, a dangerous player who worries defenders in Ligue 1, even if it doesn't look as smooth as for example Hazard's it still makes him a dangerous player. And he's showed that against Burnley and Liverpool.

    Spot on.
    Last edited: Aug 27, 2019
  5. razörist

    razörist Soft With The Ladies, Hard With The Mes

    Minimum 5/6 as good as Alexis was for me to be happy imo.
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  6. remains

    remains Well-Known Member

    Needs to start producing goals and assists soon to justify his price tag. The pressure on him will be relentless otherwise.
  7. asukru

    asukru Well-Known Member

    It's the attitude of a player which can make such a huge difference and Alexis had that - he just knew he would score and could take on defenders and I believe Pepe has that mentality and once he gets his first goal for us *fingers crossed it's against Sp**s* he will explode!
  8. avalonhse

    avalonhse Well-Known Member

    Am I the only one who does not worship Alexis here? He contributed a lot to Arsenal but his attitude I-am-a-lonely-saviour is toxic for the dressing room. I prefer Auba much more than him: enjoy every moment in Arsenal while he can.


    People said Alexis is a born winner. Let me ask you: does he motivate the team fight back or he just act alone? To me, Ramsey is more like a motivated character.


    No, I dont want Pepe is like Alexis at all.
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  9. razörist

    razörist Soft With The Ladies, Hard With The Mes

    I always thought we sucked the motivation out of Alexis ourselves :lol:
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  10. Trilly

    Trilly The John Cross of Ilford

    I won’t deny that Sanchez was amazing here but they called him ‘super chicken’ behind closed doors at Arsenal. Long story short it’s about some study talking about how a star performer might only shine because they’re inhibiting those around them rather than elevating their teammates.

    I feel like that was definitely the case in his best season here, 2016-17. I think that’s why I don’t/didn’t rate him as highly as others do and he also brought a lot of negative energy to the team in his last year or so.
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  11. 9jagooner

    9jagooner Well-Known Member

    I remember a game in his first season, we equalised against a team (can't remember which) and the rest of the team were celebrating like we had scored the winning goal. You could see the disgust in Alexis face as he ran to pick the ball whilst the rest of the team were at the corner flag.
  12. American_Gooner

    American_Gooner Not actually American. Unless Di Marzio says so. Moderator

    Definitely a valid point. Alexis' best seasons were 14/15 and 16/17 as you say, two years where the team was miles off winning the league. Compare that to Özil in 13/14 and 15/16 where Özil empowered the players around him.

    Similar to Fabregas and RVP actually. When Cesc was at his best in 07/08 and 09/10, the team challenged for the league. Whereas the two seasons when RVP was the main man in 08/09 and 11/12, the team was nowhere near the top again. I guess the nature of individual brilliance that RVP/Alexis provide doesn't lend itself to team success the way that playmakers like Fabregas and Özil do.
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  13. razörist

    razörist Soft With The Ladies, Hard With The Mes

    They say you guys don’t know football, I say they are watching a different sport.

    Tears in my eyes.
  14. Trilly

    Trilly The John Cross of Ilford

    Who’s they?:mad::lol:
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  15. razörist

    razörist Soft With The Ladies, Hard With The Mes

    If I speak...
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  16. Jury

    Jury Mission Accomplished

    That's interesting, but how did he manage to inhibit his teammates? All we saw was him doing great stuff for two and a half seasons. I'm not saying the 'super chicken' thing is BS, but it sounds pretty easy for someone to say when the others didn't step up to the plate.
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  17. Trilly

    Trilly The John Cross of Ilford

    It’s supported by the fact that we absorbed his loss relatively easily.

    League position did not change drastically and others have mentioned we performed better when he wasn’t having monster seasons.
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  18. Garrincha

    Garrincha Wilf Zaha Aficionado

    Inter will be his 9th or 10th club I believe. It must get to a point where you just dont give a **** about teammates & cant be assed fitting in.

    I loved his attitude but really more probably suited to a prime Chelsea or Madrid squad where the cliques, egos & friction drives everyone on through competition. That Chile squad as well groups didnt speak to others & big issues but forged a fighting spirit to deliver cups with Alexis giving everything.
  19. Rex Banter

    Rex Banter Knows a guy who knows an ITK at Bristol Trusted

    Ngl mate think that’s a scandalous comparison in terms of RVP and Cesc.

    The 07/08 and 09/10 teams were absolutely stacked.

    That 2011/12 team is arguably the worst Arsenal time I’ve ever seen as a supporter. Without RVP there was no way we’d have been in the picture for CL. Dragged us over the line on his back.

    We finished ahead of a Sp**s side that had Bale, Modric and Van der Vaart.
  20. Trilly

    Trilly The John Cross of Ilford

    I didn’t really get the ‘super chicken’ vibe from RVP. At times I felt like he was the best player outside of the two GOATs.
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