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.

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.
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What boots do Arsenal players wear and who changes the most?

Players these days get their boots for nothing through sponsorship deals, but what boots do Arsenal players use and who changes the most?
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.
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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.
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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.
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 09: Freddie Ljungberg, Interim Manager of Arsenal 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 Dan Istitene/Getty Images)

Arsenal player ratings vs West Ham: Pepe arrives, Martinelli stars, but this player needs...

Arsenal finally got a win on the board against West Ham on Monday, coming from behind in a 10-minute blitz at the London Stadium.
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)

Arsenal players remember how to football + 11 other things from West Ham win

It was the team all Arsenal fans wanted, for a little while at least, so there was much excitement ahead of the game followed by a lot of sadness, some jubilation and a weird sense of disbelief that Arsenal actually managed to win a match.
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 27: Nicolas Pepe of Arsenal battles for possession with Patrick van Aanholt of Crystal Palace during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Crystal Palace at Emirates Stadium on October 27, 2019, in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Nicolas Pepe explains what he needs to improve to get starts

Nicolas Pepe admits he's had a 'negative' start to life with Arsenal, expecting more from himself, and it's up to him to solve that.
Arsenal's Swedish Interim head coach Freddie Ljungberg (L) speaks with Arsenal's Uruguayan midfielder Lucas Torreira during the English Premier League football match between Norwich City and Arsenal at Carrow Road in Norwich, eastern England on December 1, 2019. (Photo by Lindsey Parnaby / AFP)

Tierney and Pepe to start: Arsenal predicted lineup vs West Ham

Arsenal face West Ham United on Monday, looking for a win after nine consecutive games without one.
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 23: Nicolas Pepe of Arsenal runs past Ryan Bertrand of Southampton during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Southampton FC at Emirates Stadium on November 23, 2019, in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Freddie Ljungberg gives his true thoughts on Nicolas Pepe

Freddie Ljungberg insists Nicolas Pepe is a very good player and an important one to Arsenal, and he just needs to adapt after his transfer from France.

How much do Arsenal players get paid?

Who earns what at Arsenal? Let's take a look at Arsenal's wages.
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 01: Nicolas Pepe of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Tottenham Hotspur at Emirates Stadium on September 01, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

What Theo Walcott can teach us about Nicolas Pepe

I find it hard not to think of Theo Walcott when I watch Nicolas Pepe play, but probably not for the reasons you're thinking.
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 24: Nicolas Pepe of Arsenal looks on after the final whistle during the UEFA Europa League group F match between Arsenal FC and Vitoria Guimaraes at Emirates Stadium on October 24, 2019, in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

Arsenal's top-5 tacklers this season: Probably not who you'd expect

With a lot of talk on social media about the number of tackles Nicolas Pepe has been making, we took a look at how high the winger ranks among Arsenal's top tacklers this season.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang with Gabon (via FEGAFOOT)

Arsenal Senior International Break Roundup: 1 goal, 1 assist, 1 injury

Arsenal's internationals had one of the quietest international breaks in recent times, with limited appearances and even fewer goal contributions.

Video: Nicolas Pepe wins penalty for Ivory Coast – but teammate takes the ball...

Nicolas Pepe won a penalty for the Ivory Coast at the weekend, but his teammate Max Gradel went on to miss the kick in controversial circumstances.
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 17: Nicolas Pepe of Arsenal is closed down by Dwight McNeil of Burnley during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Burnley FC at Emirates Stadium on August 17, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Thierry Henry: People will target Nicolas Pépé but we need to give him time

Thierry Henry says it's natural for players bought for big fees to invite a lot of pressure on themselves, but people need to forget about Nicolas Pépé's price tag and give him time.
Ivory Coast's forward Nicolas Pepe (L) kicks the ball during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) Round of 16 football match between Ivory Coast and Mali at the Suez Stadium in the north-eastern Egyptian city on July 8, 2019. (Photo by Khaled DESOUKI / AFP / Getty Images)

Full chronological international fixture schedule for Arsenal players over the break

A number of the Arsenal squad have headed out on international duty over the current break, so let's have our usual look at when they'll all be in action.
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 27: Nicolas Pepe of Arsenal battles for possession with Patrick van Aanholt of Crystal Palace during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Crystal Palace at Emirates Stadium on October 27, 2019, in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Alexandre Lacazette: I’m not worried about Pépé, he’s adapting more and more

Alexandre Lacazette says he's not worried about Nicolas Pépé, and it's just a matter of the summer signing completing his settling-in process with the club.