Tag: Nicolas Pepe

Nicolas Pepe plays for Arsenal Football Club. The Ivorian forward arrived at Arsenal in 2019 from Lille for £72m and earns around £140,000-per-week or £7,280,000-per-year. Pepe wears the number 19 shirt. He was born on May 29, 1995.

Arsenal's French-born Ivorian midfielder Nicolas Pepe (L) is shown a red card by atch Referee Anthony Taylor (R) during the English Premier League football match between Leeds United and Arsenal at Elland Road in Leeds, northern England on November 22, 2020. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / POOL / AFP)

Granit Xhaka’s message to Nicolas Pepe after his stupid red card vs Leeds United

Granit Xhaka has said the Arsenal squad 'are with' Nicolas Pepe after his stupidity against Leeds but it's not so clear the fans will be as forgiving.
English referee Anthony Taylor shows a red card to Arsenal's French-born Ivorian midfielder Nicolas Pepe (R) after he clashes with Leeds United's Macedonian midfielder Ezgjan Alioski during the English Premier League football match between Leeds United and Arsenal at Elland Road in Leeds, northern England on November 22, 2020. (Photo by MOLLY DARLINGTON / POOL / AFP)

Arteta makes decision on Pepe for Arsenal squad vs Molde

Nicolas Pepe is holding talks with Mikel Arteta today, but he will be part of the Arsenal squad travelling to Norway for Thursday's Europa League clash.
Arsenal's French-born Ivorian midfielder Nicolas Pepe leaves the pitch after being sent off after clashing with Leeds United's Macedonian midfielder Ezgjan Alioski during the English Premier League football match between Leeds United and Arsenal at Elland Road in Leeds, northern England on November 22, 2020. (Photo by MOLLY DARLINGTON / POOL / AFP)

Pepe’s agent insists he remains determined to succeed at Arsenal

Nicolas Pepe's agent says the player is aware of the challenge facing him now, but he remains determined to succeed at Arsenal.
Arsenal's French-born Ivorian midfielder Nicolas Pepe leaves the pitch after being sent off after clashing with Leeds United's Macedonian midfielder Ezgjan Alioski during the English Premier League football match between Leeds United and Arsenal at Elland Road in Leeds, northern England on November 22, 2020. (Photo by MOLLY DARLINGTON / POOL / AFP)

Mikel Arteta doesn’t hold back about Nicolas Pepe red vs Leeds United

Mikel Arteta did not hold his tongue when he was asked by reporters what he thought of Nicolas Pepe getting a straight red against Leeds United
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang leads the Gabon team out (Photo via Federation Gabonaise de Football on Facebook)

AFCON trouble could be up ahead for Arsenal

With Egypt's AFCON qualifier win against Togo on Saturday, the fourth by an Arsenal's player's country this week, there could be trouble up ahead.

What Marcelo Bielsa said about his former player Nicolas Pepe

Marcelo Bielsa, current manager of Arsenal's upcoming Premier League opponents Leeds, praised his former player Nicolas Pepe earlier this year.
Arsenal's French-born Ivorian midfielder Nicolas Pepe (R) celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Sheffield United at the Emirates Stadium in London on October 4, 2020. (Photo by Kirsty Wigglesworth / POOL / AFP)

Pepe deserves the opportunities Arteta is giving Willian & Lacazette

Nicolas Pepe deserves the same opportunities being handed to Alexandre Lacazette and Willian on a weekly basis, arguably more than they do.
Arsenal's French-born Ivorian midfielder Nicolas Pepe takes a tumble during the UEFA Europa League 1st round day 2 Group B football match between Arsenal and Dundalk at the Emirates Stadium in London on October 29, 2020. (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP)

Arsenal legend tells Nicolas Pepe to ‘play better’ if he wants more minutes

Lee Dixon has hit out at Nicolas Pepe, telling the forward to 'play better' if he wants more playing time.
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How Nicolas Pepe can fulfil his potential at Arsenal

Nicolas Pepe scored a stunner against Dundalk so is this the start of him paying it his seriously questionable £72m fee?
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 04: Gabriel of Arsenal holds off Enda Stevens of Sheffield United during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Sheffield United at Emirates Stadium on October 04, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Kirsty Wigglesworth - Pool/Getty Images)

Pepe explains his role in convincing Gabriel to sign for Arsenal

Nicolas Pepe and David Luiz helped convince Gabriel Magalhaes to move to Arsenal this summer, according to quotes from Pepe and Gabriel.
Thomas Partey with Ghana (Photo via Ghana on Twitter)

Full Arsenal player results over the international break

The international break is finally over, so let's take a look back at the results for all the Arsenal senior players on duty with their countries.
Arsenal's French-born Ivorian midfielder Nicolas Pepe (R) celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Sheffield United at the Emirates Stadium in London on October 4, 2020. (Photo by Kirsty Wigglesworth / POOL / AFP)

Mikel Arteta delivers his opinion on Nicolas Pepe’s performance

Mikel Arteta praised Nicolas Pepe after he came off the bench to score the goal that was the difference between Arsenal and Sheffield United
Arsenal's French-born Ivorian midfielder Nicolas Pepe (L) tries to hold off West Ham United's Italian defender Angelo Ogbonna (R) during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and West Ham United at the Emirates Stadium in London on September 19, 2020. (Photo by WILL OLIVER/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

What Mikel Arteta had to say about Nicolas Pepe amid fight for places

Mikel Arteta was full of praise for Nicolas Pepe and his development on Friday, insisting he's a player for the long term at Arsenal.
Arsenal's French-born Ivorian midfielder Nicolas Pepe (C) celebrates with teammates after Leicester City's Austrian defender Christian Fuchs (unseen) scored an own goal during the English League Cup third round football match between Leicester City and Arsenal at King Power Stadium in Leicester, central England on September 23, 2020. (Photo by Tim Keeton / POOL / AFP)

Pepe pounces: Leicester 0 vs Arsenal 2

Arsenal beat Leicester City 1-0 on Wednesday night thanks to a goal created out of the chaos caused by Nicolas Pepe.
ST ALBANS, ENGLAND - JULY 14: Mesut Ozil of Arsenal during a training session at London Colney on July 14, 2020 in St Albans, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Arsenal beat QPR 4-3 in first of multiple planned friendlies

Arsenal played the first of multiple behind-closed-doors pre-season friendlies on Tuesday after the return of multiple senior players to training.

Raul Sanllehi left Barcelona for same reason he left Arsenal

Raul Sanllehi left Arsenal on Saturday with the club saying it was due to restructuring behind the scenes which is also why Sanllehi said he left Barcelona.
Raul Sanllehi, Mikel Arteta, Edu and Vinai Venkatesham (Photo via Arsenal)

How does Raul Sanllehi’s ‘finest hour’ at Arsenal look now?

Raul Sanllehi has gone from Arsenal, his departure announced on a Saturday at high noon, so how does the summer 2019 window, after which he was hailed as a transfer whizz, look now?
Raul Sanllehi and Edu

Raul Sanllehi had 1 goal at Arsenal and it cost him

Why did Raul Sanllehi leave Barcelona and join Arsenal? It's a question few cared to ask when he first arrived but many questions raised their head, most of them very uncomfortable.
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 01: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal lifts the FA Cup Trophy with his team mates after their victory in the Heads Up FA Cup Final match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Wembley Stadium on August 01, 2020 in London, England. Football Stadiums around Europe remain empty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in all fixtures being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Adam Davy/Pool via Getty Images)

Aubameyang makes headlines but 2 others shone: Arsenal Player Ratings vs Chelsea

Arsenal won their 14th FA Cup against Chelsea on Saturday, qualifying for the Europa League group stages in the process.
Nicolas Pepe (Photo via Instagram)

Nicolas Pepe a £72m flop at Arsenal? He’s their best performer this season

As I was reading  through the papers during the week, I was stopped by Jason' Burt's article in the Telegraph that was supposed to be praising Mikel Arteta but just ended up insulting Arsenal, their fans, and Nicolas Pepe.
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Arsenal summer signing wins his 1st Player of the Month award

Kieran Tierney won the Arsenal Player of the Month award for June, bringing in 40% of the fan votes ahead of three other contenders.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 06: Kieran Tierney of Arsenal during a friendly match between Arsenal and Charlton Athletic at Emirates Stadium on June 06, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

4 Arsenal players up for June Player of the Month award

Arsenal confirmed their Player of the Month award nominees for June this week, and it's not an easy group to pick a winner from.
Arsenal's Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrates after scoring a goal during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Norwich City at the Emirates Stadium in London on July 1, 2020. (Photo by Richard Heathcote / POOL / AFP)

Major tournament postponement is good news for Arsenal: Won't lose multiple stars

The Africa Cup of Nations will take place in January 2022, a year after the original tournament dates, which will have a knock-on effect for Arsenal.
Nicolas Pepe of Arsenal FC runs with the ball during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 second leg match between Arsenal FC and Olympiacos FC at Emirates Stadium on February 27, 2020 in London, United Kingdom.

Arsenal's highest-rated player this season probably isn't the one you expect

WhoScored compiled some Arsenal stats for the season so far, and they revealed Nicolas Pepe is the squad's highest-rated player.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 11: Wilfried Zaha of Crystal Palace looks on during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Arsenal FC at Selhurst Park on January 11, 2020 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)

Unai Emery names the player he wanted to sign instead of Nicolas Pepe

Unai Emery admitted this week that he wanted to sign Nicolas Pepe over Wilfried Zaha, but the club decided to go against his preference.
David Luiz of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and West Ham United at Emirates Stadium on March 07, 2020 in London, United Kingdom.

Arsenal speak to 4 players over breach of lockdown rules

Arsenal contacted David Luiz, Alexandre Lacazette, Nicolas Pepe and Granit Xhaka over apparent breaches of the lockdown rules, according to reports.
Nicolas Pepe of Arsenal FC runs with the ball during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 second leg match between Arsenal FC and Olympiacos FC at Emirates Stadium on February 27, 2020 in London, United Kingdom.

Arsenal star is the Premier League's form player according to statistical rankings

Nicolas Pepe is top of WhoScored's Premier League form rankings based on his last six appearances, with a 7.78 overall rating.
Nicolas Pepe of Arsenal with the Heads Up logo on his shirt during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Newcastle United at Emirates Stadium on February 16, 2020 in London, United Kingdom.

'A treat to watch' says journalist of underfire Arsenal forward

Before Arsenal's game against Newcastle United, Mikel Arteta challenged the club's record signing to stand-up and be counted and that's exactly what he did...
Arsenal's French-born Ivorian midfielder Nicolas Pepe (C) celebrates with teammates after scoring their second goal during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Newcastle United at the Emirates Stadium in London on February 16, 2020.

Arsenal Player Ratings vs Newcastle United: Pepe shines, but these 2 weren't far behind

Arsenal achieved their biggest win of the season against Newcastle United on Sunday, after a blistering second-half performance at the Emirates Stadium.
Nicolas Pepe (Photo via Instagram)

Mikel Arteta defends Nicolas Pepe: Believes his hard work will show

Mikel Arteta hopes we're going to see Nicolas Pepe proving his value between now and the end of the season, admitting it isn't easy to adapt to English football.
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 19: Wilfried Zaha of Crystal Palace reacts during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Manchester City at Selhurst Park on October 19, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Broadway/Getty Images)

Player Arsenal wanted to wait for Chelsea or Tottenham

Arsenal will not be going back for Wilfried Zaha this summer with the Crystal Palace man happy to wait for a club like Chelsea or Spurs to come for him at the end of the season.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 18: Referee Mike Dean in action on his 500th Premier League match during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Sheffield United at Emirates Stadium on January 18, 2020 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)

Mike Dean robbed Arsenal in October against Sheffield United too

When Arsenal played Sheffield United back in October, 76% of fans believed Mike Dean robbed us of a penalty, something he did again when the sides met this weekend.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 18: Referee Mike Dean gestures as he referees his 500th Premier League match during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Sheffield United at Emirates Stadium on January 18, 2020 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Horror refereeing team combine to rob Arsenal of win against Sheffield United

Even though Arsenal weren't at their best against Sheffield United on Saturday, had they been given a stonewall penalty when they were 1-0 up then the result would have been a different matter altogether.
Nicolas Pepe (Photo via Instagram)

Nicolas Pepe sets target for second half of the season

Nicolas Pepe thinks he can do more in the second half of the season, and he's looking to improve between now and May.
Nicolas Pepe (Photo via Instagram)

Nicolas Pepe is becoming increasingly influential at Arsenal

There were no goals or assists for Nicolas Pepe against Leeds on Monday night, but once again he showed his growing influence on this Arsenal team.
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 21: Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa during the Sky Bet Championship match between Fulham and Leeds United at Craven Cottage on December 21, 2019, in London, England. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

Leeds manager: Pepe has skills, obvious skills, skills to show

Ahead of Arsenal's FA Cup game against Leeds United on Monday, their head coach, Marcelo Bielsa has been bigging up Nicolas Pepe's skills.
BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 26: Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal reacts during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Arsenal FC at Vitality Stadium on December 26, 2019 in Bournemouth, United Kingdom. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

13 things I noticed as Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal gives fans hope again

Mikel Arteta's Arsenal faced Bournemouth on Boxing Day and while he didn't get the win his side's performance deserved, there was a lot to be happy about.
LIEGE, BELGIUM - DECEMBER 12: Bukayo Saka of Arsenal scores his team's second goal during the UEFA Europa League group F match between Standard Liege and Arsenal FC at Stade Maurice Dufrasne on December 12, 2019 in Liege, Belgium. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

Bukayo Saka hits form at the right time after Nicolas Pepe injury

Bukayo Saka won Arsenal a point with a goal and an assist against Standard Liege on Thursday, and he may have to step up now in the potential absence of Nicolas Pepe.
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 09: Nicolas Pepe of Arsenal celebrates after scoring his sides second goal during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Arsenal FC at London Stadium on December 09, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Nicolas Pepe suffers knee injury ahead of Manchester City clash

Nicolas Pepe suffered a sprained knee during the match between West Ham United and Arsenal, according to an injury report from France.
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 09: Nicolas Pepe of Arsenal celebrates after scoring his sides second goal with Saed Kolasinac during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Arsenal FC at London Stadium on December 09, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

7 Arsenal players to miss Liege with injury or suspension

Arsenal have racked up a total of seven players unavailable for the trip to Standard Liege on Thursday thanks to injury or suspension.