#3 No start for Nicolas Pepe but still sharp
The expensive signing of Nicolas Pepe was expected to start regularly but the French International have not started in the last two Premier League games and only have come on as a substitute.
It is understood that Emery doesn’t want the young winger to be rushed into the team and have physical strain and rather wants him to adapt to the Premier League.
The French International in the last two matches have only come onto the pitch in the second half including today’s match. Despite it, Pepe have been able to give solid performances. It clearly shows that the player has something special coming forward.
The French winger was bought to end Gunners concerns at the right-wing, and have been playing at the same position since the last two matches and have shown phases of brilliance.
However, it remains to see how will he perform, once he obtains regular starts under Emery.