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. Tir Na Nog

    Tir Na Nog In Big Trouble If He Speaks

    I think he does have explosive pace but he never really utilises it in the right way. I reckon he's got a good straight line speed but he always seems to slow up a bit when he's got the ball, like he never looks to knock it past an opponent and use his pace like a Bale would in his prime. It's more very short bursts until he's faced with an opponent, he'll slow down and look to beat him with a bit of skill more than anything else.
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  2. Penn_

    Penn_ Established Member

    Yet again the international break came at unfortunate time for him after that beautifully taken goal against Sheffield.

    Seems to be a common theme that after a good game he’s dropped or there’s a break. Happened under Emery too.
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  3. hydrofluoric acid

    hydrofluoric acid Many Men Wish Death Upon Me

    Don't want to attack my favorite player but when will his adapting period to the English lifestyle be over?
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  4. RacingPhoton

    RacingPhoton Well-Known Member

    What exactly is he good at? Don't say dribbling.
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  5. Monstar-Gunn4r

    Monstar-Gunn4r Well-Known Member

    So whats the excuse for his play tonight?

    Who was to blame Arteta, Aubemeyang, Bellerin? Was the formation wrong? Did we not play the ball to him 5 yards out with nobody to beat?

    Or am I the problem? Should I not discuss Pepe in a discussion forum because I dont think Pepe is a good player. If only I thought Pepe was amazing we could all agree hes amazing and then hed be amazing.
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  6. James Bond

    James Bond Moderation Consultant

    Great question. Never seen someone leave the ball behind him as much as this man.
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  7. Godwin1

    Godwin1 Very well-known

    Sadly not until the end of the season.
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  8. TakeChillPill

    TakeChillPill Well-Known Member

    I think there's a top player in him once he learns how to dribble with ball in front of him.
  9. Tsl

    Tsl Active Member

    Pepe hasn't played a good 90 minutes in an Arsenal shirt. He lives on moments of magic, and unfortunately it happens too rarely
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  10. BigPoppaPump

    BigPoppaPump Points Out The Obvious

    Don't think he's ever had a proper good game for us, good moments in games but never a good 90.
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  11. Camus

    Camus Well-Known Member

    My God, I literally thought the exact same thing during the game. Never have I seen a play dribble and leave the ball behind as much as he does.

    He's lucky the Kepa is a abysmal as he is our else he'd easily talked about as the biggest waste of money currently in the league. I honestly want him to come on a do well every time he plays/gets subbed on, and I always try and fetch excuses for him etc.. but he genuinely just looks like a fundamentally poor player. For me it's not an adapting to the league issue, it's not a formation/position/team mates issues. He just looks like a bad player ability wise and you can't tactic that out of him no matter how hard you try.
  12. RacingPhoton

    RacingPhoton Well-Known Member

    I don't see why there was competition to buy him. Which other clubs were fighting for him and hence resulting in the exorbitant price we paid? What did they see in him?
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  13. TakeChillPill

    TakeChillPill Well-Known Member

    Only way we're going to get our monies worth out of him is to play him goal and hope that he becomes as good as neuer
  14. TinFish

    TinFish Well-Known Member

    I think he's Arsenals worst ever signing considering the fee involved...

    Gervinho was a far better player when at Arsenal.
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  15. hydrofluoric acid

    hydrofluoric acid Many Men Wish Death Upon Me

    Dont think there was anyone after him. Rumors that Bayern and Liverpool were after him but I think these clubs only leaked fake news to trick us into buying him.
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  16. TakeChillPill

    TakeChillPill Well-Known Member

    Now I understand why Raul left without a fuss, even he felt bad for signing this guy.
  17. Dokaka

    Dokaka AM's resident Hammer

    Given Laca's horrendous performances I'd give Pepe a run up, hard to see how he could be worse and there's upside here potentially. Arteta doesn't trust him on the wings so give him a proper run in a position where his only competition right now is a borderline waste of space.
  18. UpTheGunnerz

    UpTheGunnerz Attention Seeker

    Trust your big money investment and atleast give him some regular gametime and not one game here one there ffs

    I refuse to give up on him until he gets to play regularly for a period of time

    He is in and out more than me at a bar on a friday night
  19. Penn_

    Penn_ Established Member

    So frustrating you see how well he takes that Sheffield goal and think it might be clicking.

    Then it’s back to leaving the ball behind and getting knocked over by a breeze.
  20. truth_hurts

    truth_hurts Well-Known Member

    Am not giving up on him, but Pepe has to do a lot more. Seems to hide when we need him.

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