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Arsenal fans reckon the ‘goals are coming’ for Nicolas Pepe after Bournemouth assist

Arsenal took an early lead against Bournemouth after Nicolas Pepe’s in-swinging corner was headed in by David Luiz.

Pepe became Arsenal’s record signing in the summer when Unai Emery shelled out £72 to bring him in from Lille.

Big things were expected of the £72m winger, who racked up 23 goals in Ligue 1 last year.

But as yet, the Ivory Coast international has flattered to deceive in red and white.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang kindly gave Pepe the chance to get off the mark with a penalty against Aston Villa in the fraught 3-2 win.

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And after adding an assist with against Bournemouth, Gooners are convinced that his confidence is returning and the goals will soon flow.

“PEPE ASSISTS! The goal will come soon,” wrote one fan.

“PEPE ASSIST INJECT IT!!” added another.

A third asked: “Pepe haters where you at?”

“Pepe assist as well. Keep it coming, and watch the goals come soon.”

Pepe was unfortunate not to be awarded a penalty after he was hauled down by Diego Rico in the area with the score still 1-0 to the hosts.

“Pepe is an amazing player and I am sure that he is going to have a big career here, but he needs time,” he said.

“For a lot of great Arsenal players, the first month here was not easy, even the first year.

“Every player needs time to adapt when they arrive in England but the process with Pepe is going in the direction we expected.

Despite the 24-year-old’s initial struggles at Arsenal boss Emery says he has the utmost faith in his player.

David Luiz headed in Nicolas Pepe’s corner to give Arsenal the lead
(Image: GETTY)

“He still needs to get his confidence and to understand better with the other players. But his performances are getting better step by step.

“To be selected for Arsenal is a privilege and the pressure that brings is a positive.

“I don’t think about how much the club has paid for a player or how much is his salary. For me, the money is not relevant and it is not important.”

Original article: https://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/football/arsenal-fans-reckon-goals-coming-20524553

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