Nicolas Pepe has been playing on the left side of the attack in Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s absence of late, and Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has been impressed by him.
The Ivory Coast international has struggled to hold down a regular first-team role so far this season, with a number of his teammates outperforming him on a regular basis, but he has shown much improvement of late.
While he may struggle to hold onto his role when PEA returns after some personal problems, Arteta may well have to find room for Pepe elsewhere should his form continue.
Arteta hails Arsenal star Nicolas Pepe for being involved in all our 'best attacking moments' after trying him out on the left of the attack 🧐🧐🧐
Pepe played his better football in the second-half of last season, and could well be gearing up to do the same this year 🙏🙏🙏 pic.twitter.com/ONHmzzhs5z
— Just Arsenal News (@JustArsenal) January 27, 2021
Is playing on the left the key to Pepe’s resurgence? Should he continue to impress, would Aubameyang be more likely to fight for a role at CF or would he just retake his spot from our record signing?