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. TakeChillPill

    TakeChillPill Well-Known Member

    I miss gervinho
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  2. Riou

    Riou A-M's Resident Jobber

    He plays like someone with the worst aspects of Özil's and Gervinho's game in one player...really losing faith :(
  3. MutableEarth

    MutableEarth Bloody awesome NSFW avatars Trusted

    We could just play our actual best striker upfront to be fair :lol:

    Yeah, I'm not pleased with Pepe right now. I understand he's not been helped too much in terms of how the play is geared towards the left but he's been really inconsistent on the ball and that's disappointing. Very ineffective when he came on.
  4. krengon

    krengon One Arsene Wenger Trusted

    Not to excuse his **** play, but guy has no chance to build any real momentum. Even when he has a good game, he's immediately out of favour again for the next 3-4.
    celestis, Red London, tcahill and 2 others like this.
  5. Dokaka

    Dokaka AM's resident Hammer

    Haha, I've kind of given up on that one. Seems pretty clear Arteta sees Auba as a wing forward. The natural change would obviously be to put Auba up top and give Pepe more minutes, but it seems pretty clear at this point that Arteta just does not trust Pepe to receive the ball in any scenario other than running behind the opposition's defense.
  6. MutableEarth

    MutableEarth Bloody awesome NSFW avatars Trusted

    Reiss has the same problem aswell. It's ironic because they are the two I most want to see given a consistent run. That said, Pepe really needs to do better with what he's given.
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  7. TakeChillPill

    TakeChillPill Well-Known Member

    Reiss was suppose to be our Sancho but he's not going to make it here....top top players step up quick look at Saka, cesc, martinlli even bellerin before he because a vegan.
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  8. DanDare

    DanDare Emoji Merchant and Believer-In-Chief Trusted

    Finishing but he never gets in those situations
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  9. Maybe

    Maybe Well-Known Member

    We could all jump to Auba's thread and write the same stuff there, he's playing like **** as well, or we could just admit that our gameplan and team selection will favour defence over anything and our attacking side of the game is based on some random accidental goals or individual moments.
    This is probably the worst attacking setup I've ever seen from Arsenal, and I refuse to blame any of our forwards for it
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  10. TakeChillPill

    TakeChillPill Well-Known Member

    Auba is a finisher...like vardy. Have to create the chances for him. He had an insane 6-7months last season where he was scoring with virtually one shot per game. It was inevitable that it wouldn't continue. We need to create more chances for auba, it's that simple.

    With Pepe it seems he need to learn how to dribble, position himself, move off the ball and pass. Might as well put in the academy.
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  11. DanDare

    DanDare Emoji Merchant and Believer-In-Chief Trusted

    Almost every goal he's in the box 1 v 1 / facing up one defender or running at a stretched team/in behind

    We never create these opportunities. We have stale attacks with no zip.

  12. Batman

    Batman Bruce Wayne

    Literally every time his teammates actually find him in motion near the box, something positive happens. He an Auba are by far our 2 most dangerous players and yet their teammates don't make it a priority to find them. It's quite breathtaking in its stupidity.
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  13. Polar Bear

    Polar Bear Well-Known Member

    Pepe is so laid back and timid and sleepy, Not convinced by this guy at all. He always comes on like he just woke up out of bed and is still half-asleep.
  14. Batman

    Batman Bruce Wayne

    He's got a newborn at home, perhaps he is sleepy lol.
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  15. DanDare

    DanDare Emoji Merchant and Believer-In-Chief Trusted

    It's been the same problem since he joined.
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  16. 9jagooner

    9jagooner Well-Known Member

    Never been a fan and still not a fan. That said, we're obviously not playing to his strengths. Our one dimensional football ensures that it's easy for opposition teams to read our games.
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  17. Batman

    Batman Bruce Wayne

    This is the only club that wrings their hands over spending big money on players and then goes out of their way not to cater to the strengths of the expensive players they do sign. It's comical trending towards tragic.
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  18. RandomHero84

    RandomHero84 Well-Known Member

    Ah damn it, he's not that good is he.
  19. Big Poppa

    Big Poppa Established Member Trusted

    Wagwan with memories on A-M?

    Napoli literally had an 80m Euro bid accepted


    There was a massive hoo ha about it on the Pepe transfer thread. They were not happy bunnies.

    He was clearly not worth anywhere near that
  20. Manberg

    Manberg Predator

    He started against Rapid Wienna and had a poor game. He had about 30 minutes today after coming on as a sub and was also poor. It does feel like excuses. He’s getting game time.

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