Nicolas Pepe: The Nutmeg Express!

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


How many goals in all competitions?

  1. <10

    57 vote(s)
  2. <15

    73 vote(s)
  3. <20

    21 vote(s)
  4. 20+

    14 vote(s)
  1. Moah

    Moah Well-Known Member

    Well our entire system going forward relies on the left wing. Look at the players starting on the left, Tierney, a starting left-back playing CB, Saka, an actual winger playing wing back and our best player Auba, playing on the left winger role. If City managed to get hold of Auba their was always Saka ready to pounce.

    When you come to the right, Gabriel is the one playing on the RCB position, Bellerin's a right-back playing wing back and then there is Pepe. Maybe this will help you see the difference.

    Pepe hasn't been great and I'll say it again he is not a 72M player. But the notion that he is useless, and some poor footballer is the point I strongly disagree on. He may never settle and we may end up selling him in the future, but it will not be because of his quality as a player.
  2. Big Poppa

    Big Poppa Established Member Trusted

    The beautiful game is about opinions.
  3. krackpot

    krackpot Established Member Trusted

    yeah, true but then you said he regressed under Wenger like Wenger had anything to do with it. Reyes got bloody tapped up by Madrid, and then they discarded him. Wenger gave so many interviews about it.

    Also, he was never at Özil's level except for the time he was at Arsenal. He left AFC as a star and basically fell off the radar.
  4. BigPoppaPump

    BigPoppaPump Points Out The Obvious

    It is because of his quality as a player though, he needs to be held accountable not blame everyone else for his pointless performances.
  5. Moah

    Moah Well-Known Member

    I'm not saying he's blameless, their are some aspects of his game that he should improve. But, I think those arise from more how we play and his need to adjust to them.

    I'm just willing to wait and see what he can do once our attacking play begins to function properly. Their are too many factors now that are affecting our attacking players' performance.
  6. BigPoppaPump

    BigPoppaPump Points Out The Obvious

    The biggest factor is none of them can create chances for themselves so they have to rely on midfielders and FBs who ain't gonna do sh*t. Bellerin and Xhaka aren't gonna start playing like Alexander-Arnold or KDB so Auba and Pepe need to start making it happen for themselves. For the price we paid for them you'd expect that, I mean Alexis could do it.
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  7. Moah

    Moah Well-Known Member

    I agree with what you said. They should be trying to create chances for themselves.

    You have a very high expectation from our players and you don't many of them. For the standards you set you fairly judge them all with that. But I can't stand people who come here and complain about him and then go on to defend our other poor players.
  8. BigPoppaPump

    BigPoppaPump Points Out The Obvious

    I don't really have high expectations tbh, I know most of our team isn't good. I just don't cut them any slack or try to find a reason for their bad performances.

    Lots of people are really phony when it comes to talking about players you're right, they pick favourites and villain's and judge it off that. Wish people would just stop being bias or overly optimistic.
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  9. Moah

    Moah Well-Known Member

    My optimism regarding Pepe comes from me wanting him to be a success here. He's the one player here who I've a soft spot for, but I agree with your assessment that most aren't good enough for us to challenge for bigger things.

    The only other trophy that this squad can get is the Europa League, I'm not expecting much else.
  10. GDeep™

    GDeep™ Dissociating

    His price is hugely questionable when you think about it, like dodgy questionable. Not his fault obviously, but that price adds extra pressure and expectation on him.
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  11. BigPoppaPump

    BigPoppaPump Points Out The Obvious

    I think we all want him to be a success, but that doesn't mean I won't criticise him or be happy at every performance. This is why we always end up so stressed as a fanbase, we overhype our players who always let us down then blame it on Wenger or Gazidis or Kroenke because Koscielny decided to give away a penalty or gets a red card or kicks the ball right at striker who scores.
  12. Ash10

    Ash10 Jury Lite

    The guy has been crap & it’s been apparent since last season. Some people just don't wanna admit it for some reason or another. I loathed Iwobi as a player & even he offered more tbh
    & stop with this sauce nonsense already
  13. Monstar-Gunn4r

    Monstar-Gunn4r Well-Known Member

    Yes yes, its because we setup to play a style that doesnt suit him, ignore what he does on the ball the system is the problem *yawn
  14. Moah

    Moah Well-Known Member

    What a mature argument, can't argue with that.
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  15. Let's play Aubamawang

    Let's play Aubamawang Well-Known Member

    Spot on. Look at the expectations we have of Partey. Could he have changed the result against City? We may never know but I think Arteta made the right call bringing him in slowly. Just maybe use subs a little earlier.

    Pepe was clearly not the player Emery wanted, and he may never have the same impact as Zaha. Having a similar price tag has left us expecting him to torture defences every game. He has some moments, but the biggest issue seems to be getting him the ball. Our left side seems fine, but attacks on the right seem disjointed. Bellerin got a couple of assists the other week, but perhaps he is part of the problem. If he gives the ball away or retreats from faster wingers, it leaves Pepe very isolated. Tierney and Saka love taking people on, but Bellerin seems to have lost some of his old combativeness.
  16. Monstar-Gunn4r

    Monstar-Gunn4r Well-Known Member

    Well when all you offer is excuses for why he isnt delivering but deinfitely will some vague time in the future I dont know what you expect. I'm making a clear consistent point that hes been terrible 99% of the time and all the excuses about systems, players around him, Mars isn't in the right position to Neptune or whatever doesnt change that. If hes consistently rubbish 99% of the time it points to one thing... that he is rubbish.

    Every Pepe fan here seems to be convinced hes like a coin toss that keeps showing heads and sooner or later he will start showing nothing but tails because with his "talent" it has to happen. I just cant work out why.
  17. Monstar-Gunn4r

    Monstar-Gunn4r Well-Known Member

    Rofl its Bellerins fault, love this. It doesnt matter who he is paired with on that side or how well they perform he consistently loses the ball. He gets the ball he loses it we lose possession and they can counter or keep the ball in our half. Its not whats happening with getting him the ball its what he does with it... and hes not fkin doing much.
  18. Let's play Aubamawang

    Let's play Aubamawang Well-Known Member

    I never said it was entirely down to Bellerin, but if he's not seeing the ball then there has to be more problems on the right side than just Pepe. Try reading my post next time.
  19. Monstar-Gunn4r

    Monstar-Gunn4r Well-Known Member

    But he did get the fkin ball and he did nothing with it, read my post why dont you.

    You literally said " Bellerin ... but perhaps he is part of the problem". You cant be part of the problem and not be the problem. Im reading here that not only do we need to get an amazing fullback for Pepe, pepe also needs more ... its fkin ridiculous that a winger playing for Arsenal needs so many excuses for over a year and no end is in sight.
  20. Moah

    Moah Well-Known Member

    If you think he's 99% rubbish and you have told us that he's a terible footballer, what's the need for you to come here and moan about him every other day? I'm sure there are players in our team that you like, you can go on thir thread and enjoy yourself.

    There is no need for you to come here and surround yourself with negativity. Your mind is set so there is no argument for you here.
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