‘It’s me’ Nicolas Pepe jokes with Arsenal after social media mix-up

Arsenal made a minor slip on Instagram earlier today when they mistook star attacker Nicolas Pepe for youngster Ainsley Maitland-Niles.

Pepe was pictured alongside shot stopper Bernd Leno at the club’s training ground, the post was accompanied by a caption of “Preppin for the weekend”.

Somehow the club’s Instagram handler mistakingly tagged Ainsley Maitland-Niles in the photo instead of Pepe, the Ivorian jokingly replied with ‘It’s me’, as well as emojis of a laughing face and facepalm.

The post was eventually deleted – but not before some supporters managed to grab some screenshots.

Take a look at the Instagram post below:


Football.London reported that the ace only returned to full training on Friday after returning late from his international duty with the Ivory Coast.

Read More: Do Arsenal have a good enough squad to finish in the top four?

The report adds that Emery confirmed that the ace would be ‘ready’ for tomorrow afternoon’s Premier League clash against relegation candidates Southampton.

The 24-year-old attacker has registered seven goal contributions in 15 appearances across all competitions so far this season.

Hopefully the forward has settled in north London now and he can fire us back into contention for a top four spot.

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  1. gotanidea says:

    Pepe’s tendency to cut inside and his stature could make him Sanchez 2.0

    He just needs to make extra efforts to steal the ball like Sanchez and I believe his teammates would like him more afterwards

    1. Neo Malefane says:

      There are many things to like about Pepe. He just needs to be more clinical when in front of goal (renember his miss against Sheffield!). I am sure he will come good. Hopefully he gets a goal today to boost his confidence.

  2. jon fox says:

    Whoever wrote this article is the King of SELF DELUDERS! TOP FOUR? More chance of bottom four,and realistically too, UNLESS Arsenal sack Emery NOW. We seem unlikely to win ANY Prem games while he stays and are only 8 points above the relegation zone, if you have not noticed, and dropping like a stone. Our history and world fame count for nothing when gaining actual points. Man Utd went down around 1980. We do NOT need “it couldn’t happen to us ” attitudes. We also don’t need nonsense about finishing top four articles like this one. We need sober minded , non self fooling reality and we need it now. Most of all we need Emery sacked TODAY! As for this mistaken identity non article, who cares! Talk about things that matter, not nonsense!

  3. Apangu Iddi Amin says:

    We need to join hands together until Arsenal sack Emery and bring in a good manager thats when we shall rest knowing that we are going to be happy as the team gets back in to winning ways other wise they will see an empty or half empty stadium. And we need a proven coach who can only take few weeks and he can establish first team squad unlike emery who up to now has no first 11.

  4. RSH says:

    Somebody is not telling Pepe obvious things he needs to change about his game. He has so many great elements, zero execution. Frustrating.

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