Nicolas Pepe made his full debut for Arsenal in the 3-1 loss against Liverpool at Anfield. The club-record summer signing looked bright but could not stop Arsenal from falling to defeat.
Pepe caused a few problems for the Liverpool defence. He was the main outlet going forwards for the Gunners and probably should have got on the scoresheet. His dazzling run earned him a one-on-one chance against Adrian but his shot was weak.
The 24-year-old has shown signs that he is ready to become a star at Arsenal, though. He was preferred to Alexandre Lacazette in the game, although many fans would like to see them play together in a front three with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
There is a feeling that Pepe will start contributing with goals and assists soon. He scored 37 and provided 17 assists for Lille so he will be hoping to take this form into his Arsenal career.
Here are some tweets from Arsenal fans discussing the Ivory Coast winger’s performance against Liverpool.
he was good but should have scored
— R. ⭐⭐ (@RyouAFC) August 24, 2019
— 🅰️👑 (@MysticM1O) August 24, 2019
Promising, the finishing will come with comfort and fitness. The guy is a damn handful in space, regardless.
— Kelly Beck (@SouthMetroAFC) August 24, 2019
Exceptional, best player in our team today. Really wish he buried that chance.
— donnie darko 🏟 (@MaitIand) August 24, 2019
It’s a work in progress. No one should fully judge him till he’s properly given time to adapt.🔴⚪
— Jahan Miah (@AllAboutTheAFC) August 24, 2019
Quality performance, after he gets that first goal it’s all over for the premier league
— Elliot 👑 (@LacaSweat) August 24, 2019