Nicolas Pepe: Nico to Maul Molde!

Discussion in 'Arsenal Talk' started by tap-in, Aug 2, 2020.


How many goals in all competitions?

  1. <10

    39 vote(s)
  2. <15

    66 vote(s)
  3. <20

    18 vote(s)
  4. 20+

    13 vote(s)
  1. Trofton

    Trofton Well-Known Member

    Corny or not I don’t want to see any player in the shirt doing bad but he’s got a long way to go to impress me
  2. Haha, it is indeed!
    Thank you :D
    I'll make sure I am more active on here than just promoting my channel.
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  3. Makavelii

    Makavelii Well-Known Member

    I suspect that Arteta didn’t play Pépé for the first few games purposefully to help take the unfair pressure off of him.
    I think Arteta still rates him and is just nurturing him out of a bad situation.
    Underrated player.
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  4. Macho

    Macho Well-Known Member Trusted

    As much as I love Pepe, I think Arteta genuinely prefers the graft and nuance of Willian.

    Maybe we can speculate that it’s a challenge to Pepe to claim his spot?
    But I am pretty sure Arteta is putting the W above everything right now - history has shown he tends to lean towards experience with his line ups. Pepe needs coaching and coaxing to do the little things, Willian I imagine doesn’t need as much.

    If Pepe improves his tracking back, effort without the ball and cuts out the dwelling on the ball - he is absolutely the better player and displaces Willian easy.

    I don’t think anyone else in the team can really produce the goal Pepe scores against Sheffield Utd. Maybe Auba?
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  5. tap-in

    tap-in Nothing Wrong With Me

    Not my Title! :)
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  6. Gegen Pressing

    Gegen Pressing Well-Known Member

    Less dribble & more bizzle*

    * (goals &assists)
  7. Maybe

    Maybe Well-Known Member

    We'll struggle to break teams if we have all of our attacking players playing it safe and working hard for the team.
    There's always a need for someone to take risks and break the well drilled defence as we've seen on Sunday.
    Willian can play behind the striker as an advanced midfielder but he doesn't have the quality anymore to make a difference. It's only Pepe in our team who has that ability, and there's no logical arguments anymore to leave this guy on the bench
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  8. Trilly

    Trilly The John Sauce Of Ilford Trusted

    Wrong thread my brother but I don't think so. I think we can get a lot out of Pepe if he plays in his right wing position but as a forward rather than as a midfielder like we've seen during most of his time here.

    I've noticed him make a lot more runs in behind in recent games (still not being found enough though) and I hope it's from Arteta.
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  9. KrissKringle

    KrissKringle Well-Known Member

    Pepe makes Gervais and Welbeck look like world class players. One of the biggest gimps I've seen play here.
    We should try to sell him this winter and try to force a move for Wilf while we still can.
  10. BigPoppaPump

    BigPoppaPump Contrarian

    Hope we can get some money for him in Jan or the end of the season. We were better off with Iwobi.
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  11. hydrofluoric acid

    hydrofluoric acid Dishonest To His Federation

    Losing my patience. Has to step up in next few games!
  12. DasBootist

    DasBootist Well-Known Member

    Reactionary posts are still posts
  13. NieThePiet

    NieThePiet Loves Overhyping Our Rivals

    Isn't the real concern, that all of our offensive players are shocking so far this season?
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  14. BigPoppaPump

    BigPoppaPump Contrarian

    Not really reactionary is it if you've been saying it since January?

    No one can honestly watch him play and say they've been impressed.
  15. Troopz

    Troopz Established Member

    Don’t even think he should be starting the next few games.

    Saka has to take his spot permanently.
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  16. GDeep™

    GDeep™ Dissociating

    You have to keep starting him, let him build his confidence.

    Said at the start of the season, in and out the team is no good for him.

    He’s going African Nations next season? Right now looks a bust.
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  17. Tir Na Nog

    Tir Na Nog In Big Trouble If He Speaks

    Yeah it might be time to just accept he's a massive flop. I mean he's capable but so so so often he just has games like today where he just doesn't really do anything.

    I know it's not nice to admit your big 72 million signing has turned out to be a complete flop, and trust me there's still a part hoping he'll turn all this around but I have to be realistic and say it as I see it too. He's great moments are just too few and far between.
  18. Macho

    Macho Well-Known Member Trusted

    None of our senior forwards are on song yet like you said. I’m not too concerned yet, but yeah this wasn’t a good performance at all.
  19. DasBootist

    DasBootist Well-Known Member

    It is a reaction to a poor performance, so it is 'reactionary'. Not sure why u felt the urge to correct me when I was right.
  20. hydrofluoric acid

    hydrofluoric acid Dishonest To His Federation

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