Date: 23rd August 2019 at 8:59pm
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Nicolas Pepe is in line to make his first Premier League start at Anfield on Saturday after settling in well to his new side.

The £72million winger has been eased through the opening games of the season with two substitute appearances.

Emery will be hoping to avoid a repeat of last season’s embarrassing 5-1 defeat and is likely to turn to Pepe to disrupt the Liverpool defence, which is something to consider when using your free bet calculator for the weekend’s matches.

The Arsenal boss knows it’s just a matter of time before Pepe comes alive for the Gunners following his summer move from Lille.

As reported by the Evening Standard, Emery said: “He didn’t do pre-season with us but he is progressively feeling better and his individual performances are improving.

Unai Emery is happy with Nicolas Pepe’s progress so far

“For example in the first match, he played 15 minutes at Newcastle, then he played 45 minutes against Burnley. For Saturday, he is ready to have more minutes again.

“Pepe’s progress has been positive. The most important piece of his adaptation is to help him to feel easy and to be comfortable with the rest of the team.”

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