Nicolas Pepe: 2019/20 Performances

Discussion in 'Arsenal Talk' started by Aevi, Aug 1, 2019.

  1. Trilly

    Trilly The John Sauce Of Ilford

    Ah yeah that’s quite an obvious one, completely forgot about him.
  2. GeorgiaGunner

    GeorgiaGunner Closet United Fan

    Brilliant player for ~10 minutes every third game. Invisible-to-detrimental the rest of the time.
  3. Trilly

    Trilly The John Sauce Of Ilford

    Doesn’t seem to get an uninterrupted run of games. That’s a minor excuse though, should still do better. Looked tired/asleep today.
  4. Ash10

    Ash10 Jury Lite

    I don't hold the price tag against him as it’s not his fault. But man this has been frustrating, he shows flashes here & there but doesn’t do nearly enough to be what his price tag should've got us.

    The fact that he had only one great season up until now in his career was always a warning sign. Hope that he sorts stuff out next season
  5. Ashybashy86

    Ashybashy86 Well-Known Member

    Ligue 1 really is sh*t. Players like Depay struggled in the PL, but looks great over there.

    Hope Saliba is as good as he looks.
  6. Red London

    Red London Well-Known Member

    Arteta needs to work on him in pre season. We need a better midfield and to improve this guys decision making, confidence and intensity.

    The talent is there but the mental attributes are extremely lacking.
  7. 14Henry

    14Henry Well-Known Member

    Even Emery seen he wasnt up to it. He didnt even want him in the first place was looking Zaha.
  8. Macho

    Macho Well-Known Member

    Uninspiring today but he’s the least of our worries.
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  9. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    Only problem with pepe he need to stop being selfish defense in PL is better kn ligue 1 you need to use your teammates
  10. Shalmaneser V

    Shalmaneser V Well-Known Member

    How does a footballer manage to A) look tired when he’s missed the last 3 games and B) look asleep when he’s playing in a NLD.

    Should be docked 2 weeks wages if you ask me.

    I had my doubts about this guy’s temperament a soon as I saw the way he strolled into the club for his medical video. Looked soo unmotivated for someone about to join a massive club.

    Has to improve drastically next season.
  11. gamechannel

    gamechannel Active Member

    He actually is part of the problem. Holds on to the ball for too long, doesn't make the runs he needs to, ignores simple quick passes by dwelling on the ball and is extremely sloppy in possession when taking players on. Oh and the fact that he's extremely one-footed is another big issue.

    I won't criticise him for not putting in a shift defensively or tracking back because I dont really judge attacking players for their defensive work or lack thereof but he at least needs to do a half decent job in attack.
  12. DanDare

    DanDare Emoji Merchant

    Just feel like he needs really good thorough coaching. He's got all the tools but needs bad habits coached out of him.

    Tactically we don't help him either.
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  13. gamechannel

    gamechannel Active Member

    If you have to coach a 72 million quid player from scratch, you're ****ed.
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  14. Macho

    Macho Well-Known Member

    The way people are crying and looked for this thread ASAP to blame him you’d think we’d have top class defence or were sound all over the pitch.

    He was cr*p today but he’s not entirely the reason why we’ve lost this game surely. He probably shouldn’t have started but I don’t know if that would have made much of a difference (maybe if Saka had just started maybe?)
  15. Maybe

    Maybe Well-Known Member

    Not sure what some of you are smoking at home, but he is the only player that brings some excitement to our attack. For me, he does his job even when playing in front of an idiot like Bellerin. I don't expect him to score or assist every game, but he is always difficult to deal with and creates stuff out of nothing. Not his best game for sure, but it's clear to see that we have a great player and need to build around him.
    The moment he went off we couldn't create anything and lost the game. That's a fact that won't go in Arteta's favor.
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  16. DanDare

    DanDare Emoji Merchant

    What does his price have to do with anything? You think Sterling wasn't coached at City and improved?
  17. Maybe

    Maybe Well-Known Member

    The only two players that hold on to the ball are Ceballos and Pepe. The reason is they are the only two players that can play football. We need more players like them who are confident on the ball, others just panic and lose it all the time.
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  18. KenyanGoon

    KenyanGoon New Member

    Salah and Mane.
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  19. <<reed>>

    <<reed>> Meme Merchant

    Flop so far
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  20. gamechannel

    gamechannel Active Member

    There's a big difference between holding on to the ball and retaining the ball. I was referring to the former. He wastes time on the ball when he should be moving it quickly in an attacking build up. I got no problem with him spending time on the ball as long as he's doing something with it but he just wastes time on it without moving it forward.

    I get it, wingers are supposed to take risks with the ball and take players on. Problem is, he doesn't do that often enough. Most of the time he dwells on it and stagnates.
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