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.

LEICESTER, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 28: Nicolas Pepe ofArsenal reacts during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Arsenal at The King Power Stadium on February 28, 2021 in Leicester, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Malcolm Couzens/Getty Images)

Mikel Arteta gives his assessment of Nicolas Pepe

Nicolas Pepe is showing much greater consistency and application in his performances, according to Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrating with Denis Bouanga on international duty with Gabon (Photo via ASSEOfficiel on Twitter)

Arsenal results for 15 players on international duty

15 Arsenal players will join up with their countries for senior international fixtures over the March break, let's look at the full fixture list.
Max Alain Gradel of Ivory Coast, and Nicolas Pepe during the friendly match between Japan and Ivory Coast at Stadium Galgenwaard on October 13, 2020 in Utrecht, The Netherlands. VI ANP Sport / ANP IV

4th Arsenal player qualifies for AFCON tournament - scheduled mid-season

Nicolas Pepe and the Ivory Coast confirmed their qualification to next January's Africa Cup of Nations with a win over Niger on Friday.
17-10-2020, Arsenal's Thomas Partey. Copyright: Alex Livesey

Arsenal set to lose 3-4 key players to AFCON in the middle of next...

Arsenal are set to lose three or more players in the middle of next season after their countries qualified for the next Africa Cup of Nations this week.

Arsenal 25-year-old wins Goal of the Month award

Nicolas Pepe has won the Arsenal fan Goal of the Month award for his strike against Wolves, as his stock continues to rise with the supporters.
Arsenal's Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (L) celebrates with Arsenal's Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Elneny (R) at the end of the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Arsenal at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England, on November 1, 2020. (Photo by Shaun Botterill / POOL / AFP)

Arsenal could lose 4 players to AFCON 2022

With Egypt's AFCON qualifier win against Togo during the last international break, the fourth by an Arsenal's player's country that week, there could be trouble up ahead.
Arsenal's French-born Ivorian midfielder Nicolas Pepe (L) vies with Leicester City's Portuguese defender Ricardo Pereira (R) during the English Premier League football match between Leicester City and Arsenal at King Power Stadium in Leicester, central England on February 28, 2021. (Photo by Tim Keeton / POOL / AFP)

Granit Xhaka thinks his Arsenal teammate has finally adapted to the club

Granit Xhaka thinks Nicolas Pepe has now adapted to the Premier League, and he's showing the fans what they wanted to see from him.
Benfica v Arsenal UEFA Europa League Willian of Arsenal during the UEFA Europa League match at Karaiskakis Stadium, Piraeus. Copyright: Yannis Halas

‘Special qualities’: Mikel Arteta on picking Willian over Martinelli or Pepe

Looking back on Arsenal's win over Benfica, Mikel Arteta has explained why he brought on Willian over Nicolas Pepe or Gabriel Martinelli.
Arsenal's Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (L) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal during the UEFA Europa League 32 Second Leg football match between Arsenal and Benfica at the Karaiskaki Stadium in Athens, on February 25, 2021. (Photo by ARIS MESSINIS / AFP

Lacazette to replace Aubameyang: Arsenal lineup vs Leicester City

Arsenal return to Premier League action with a trip to Leicester City on Sunday, let's take a look at our predicted lineup for the clash.

Arsenal’s problem explained by Nicolas Pepe

Nicolas Pepe says the current Arsenal team need to address their concentration problems if they're going to succeed, following defeat to Manchester City.

He can unbalance a match: Marcelo Bielsa on Nicolas Pepe

Marcelo Bielsa has praised his former player, Nicolas Pepe, detailing what he believes the forward brings to the game.
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)

Leeds United 28yo ‘can’t wait’ to play face Nicolas Pepe

Ezgjan Alioski can't wait to play against Nicolas Pepe again, according to his Leeds United teammate Patrick Bamford.
Emi Martinez fouling Alexandre Lacazette (Photo via BT Sport)

Alexandre Lacazette and Emi Martinez Twitter spat as Pepe joins in

Lacazette and Martinez had a go at each other on Twitter and Nicolas Pepe joined in on Instagram as Arsenal players show some fight
WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND: Nicolas Pepe of Arsenal celebrates with team mates (L-R) Alexandre Lacazette and Hector Bellerin of Arsenal after scoring their side's first goal during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Arsenal at Molineux on February 02, 2021. (Photo by Nick Potts - Pool/Getty Images)

Pepe or Aubameyang: Arteta explains how he’ll decide who to start

It seems a bit strange to say after last season, but Mikel Arteta has a choice to make over whether to start Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang this weekend.

Arsenal fans’ delight as club open to selling Granit Xhaka…or are they?

Arsenal are open to offers for Granit Xhaka, despite his regular appearances for the club in 2020, according to a report.

Arsenal star named Europa League Player of the Group Stage

Nicolas Pepe is WhoScored's Europa League player of the group stage, finishing with a significantly higher rating than anyone else.
Arsenal vs Leeds United - 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)

Do Arsenal really want to sell Nicolas Pepe?

There were reports in November that Arsenal will look to cash in on their record signing but how much truth is there to all the Nicolas Pepe chatter?
Arsenal's Brazilian defender Gabriel celebrates scoring the equalising goal to make it 1-1 during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Emirates Stadium in London on November 29, 2020. (Photo by Catherine Ivill / POOL / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. / (Photo by CATHERINE IVILL/POOL/AFP via 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.

Freddie Ljungberg names 3 things Nicolas Pepe needs to do

Freddie Ljungberg backs Nicolas Pepe to succeed, insisting every player makes mistakes and it's not easy to adapt to the Premier League.
Arsenal's French-born Ivorian midfielder Nicolas Pepe (C) vies for the ball with Molde's Norwegian midfielder Etzaz Hussein (L) and Molde's Norwegian defender Birk Risa (R) during the UEFA Europa League group B football match Molde v Arsenal in Molde, Norway on November 26, 2020. (Photo by Svein Ove Ekornesvåg / NTB / AFP)

Arsenal man wins MOTM award and Player of the Week nomination

Nicolas Pepe bounced back from his recent red-card disappointment with a Man of the Match performance and a Player of the Week nomination on Thursday.
Arsenal's Brazilian defender David Luiz (L) and Molde's Nigerian forward Leke James vie for the ball during the UEFA Europa League group B football match Molde v Arsenal in Molde, Norway on November 26, 2020. (Photo by Svein Ove Ekornesvåg / NTB / AFP)

Not injured: Mikel Arteta explains why he took David Luiz off

Mikel Arteta took David Luiz off at half-time against Molde FK as Arsenal beat the Norwegian side 3-0 to secure passage to the knock-out stages with 12 points from four games.
Arsenal's French-born Ivorian midfielder Nicolas Pepe (4th L) celebrates with teammates after scoring the 0-1 during the UEFA Europa League group B football match Molde v Arsenal in Molde, Norway on November 26, 2020. (Photo by Svein Ove Ekornesvåg / NTB / AFP)

Did Nicolas Pepe answer his critics against Molde?

Arsenal beat Molde 3-0 to qualify for the knockout stages of the Europa League. With all eyes upon him, Nicolas Pepe stepped up.
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)

Arteta on speculation about the end of Pepe’s Arsenal career

Mikel Arteta denies Sunday's red card spells the end for Nicolas Pepe's Arsenal career, confirming the player apologised and they're all moving on.
Arsenal vs Leeds United - 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
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.
Nicolas Pepe via Arsenal.com

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?
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.