06 Th2 2022 | 04:46
Former player Ian Wright wants Mikel Arteta to trust Nicolas Pepe in Arsenal’s attack in the near future.
Nicolas Pepe is almost forgotten in Arsenal’s squad in the late 2021 to present period. Only in the Premier League, since November 2021, he has only played 19 minutes. The fact that younger wingers like Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Martinelli are in high form makes Pepe’s chances to play very small.
However, in the opinion of former player Ian Wright, coach Mikel Arteta should give the Ivory Coast striker confidence and use him more in the future. On Wrighty’s House, he shared: “Up to this point, Arteta has not used Pepe very often. I think Pepe deserves one last chance because he hasn’t played enough.
I want to see something from Pepe. When you watch the Africa Cup of Nations, you see a player whose fitness, technique and intelligence make defenders difficult.
Pepe has done his duty for the national team and why don’t we solve his problems at Arsenal. If that happens, I expect him to be put in the role of a virtual number 9 or some other position to be comfortable, receive the ball and move. I think Arteta has to make the most of it .”