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Arteta explains reason for Pepe’s slow start

by Koolkola

Nico Pepe moved to Arsenal in the summer, completing a 72m pounds move to the Emirates. Expectations were high and he was predicted to hit ground running.

However, the Ivorian has struggled at times, as he only has two goals in the PL.

Arsenal’s new coach Mikel Arteta has explained the reason behind the struggles of the forward.

He said,”I think it is a mixture of things. It was obviously a big change from France to come here. As well he found a team that at that moment probably wasn’t performing at its best. The environment wasn’t the best for him to settle”

“If he is willing to learn & willing to work hard I assure he has potential to be top, absolutely top. [Against Bournemouth] in two or three actions he has shown how good he can be, but he has to be consistent”

Nico Pepe will have another opportunity to impress the coach and the home crowd, as we welcome Chelsea to the Emirates tomorrow.

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