Unai Emery insists he has the players to cope with Wilfried Zaha as the Crystal Palace winger heads to Arsenal this weekend for the first time since a move to north London failed to materialise.
Nicolas Pepe admits he has struggled to live up to the high expectations of becoming Arsenal’s record signing but praised head coach Unai Emery for trusting in his ability.
Nicolas Pepe’s match-winning cameo for Arsenal was hailed as “perfect” by Unai Emery as the club-record signing spared the blushes of his head coach.
Unai Emery hailed Nicolas Pepe’s match-winning impact as “perfect” after Arsenal’s club-record signing came off the bench to score a brace of free-kicks and see off Vitoria.
Unai Emery has revealed Fabinho was a target for Arsenal when he first took charge – and highlighted the Liverpool midfielder as an example of a top player needing time to adjust to life in the Premier League as club-record signing Nicolas Pepe continues to struggle.
Unai Emery has called on club-record signing Nicolas Pepe to thrive on the pressure that comes with his hefty price tag and has backed the forward to enjoy a long career at Arsenal.
Nicolas Pepe is doing individual training work to help him adapt to life at Arsenal.
Arsenal will be without forward Alexandre Lacazette until October due to injury, but boss Unai Emery is more than happy to keep giving opportunities to the younger members of his squad.
Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette will be sidelined until October with an ankle injury.
Unai Emery has teased the possibility that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette and Nicolas Pepe can all be in the same starting line-up.
David Luiz insists Arsenal can bridge the gap to the Premier League’s top two.