The future of Nicolas Pèpé as an Arsenal player appears to be In doubt,
The club’s record signing has struggled to ever justify his £72 million price tag, and now he may find himself on the move again, either on loan or, if they can manage it, permanently.
He has not featured it he Premier League since the home tie with Crystal Palace and when injuries have opened up places either in the starting XI or off the bench, it has been other players like Gabriel Martinelli or Eddie Nkatiah who have got the nod ahead of him.
Mikel Arteta has always publicly backed him whilst at the same time hinting at a deeper underlying problem saying, “ it depends on him, we can help him as much as we want but he needs to have the right mindset and consistency to do what he can do.”
One of Pepe problems is that the man occupying his preferred right-wing position ahead of him is Bukayo Saka, somebody who is regarded as undroppable by Arteta, and by the club’s fans, despite
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.