Unai Emery is confident that Nicolas Pepe’s season has just started.
Arsenal manager, Unai Emery, is confident that Nicolas Pepe will begin to show his best form for the Gunners after his moments of brilliance off the bench in their last game.
Arsenal was on the verge of consecutive defeats at home to Vitoria Guimaraes when Pepe was introduced in the final 20 minutes.
The Ivorian scored two stunning free-kicks to turn the game in Arsenal’s favour. That was his best game for Arsenal after a slow start to his career at the Emirates. Emery believes that sort of performance will be more consistent from now on.
“On the pitch, he is feeling better,” Emery said about Pepe.
“On Thursday to play 20 minutes, scoring two goals and help us win the game is important for him and for us.
“Hopefully in training on Saturday and in the game on Sunday he can keep moving ahead.”
Pepe has struggled to get going this season but fans have remained patient, well, for the most part.
Next up for Pepe is the Premier League game against Crystal Palace. He will be coming up against his fellow countryman and the player Arsenal wanted to sign, Wilfried Zaha.
Zaha was the difference the last time these teams met. This time Arsenal fans will hope that Pepe can steal the show.