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EPL: Arteta told to give Pepe new position in Arsenal team

Arsenal legend, Ian Wright, has stated solely a change of place can rescue Nicolas Pepe’s profession on the membership.

Pepe has didn’t dwell as much as expectations for the reason that club-record £72million switch in 2019 from Lille.

The 26-year-old has misplaced his place in Mikel Arteta’s workforce to Bukayo Saka, Emile Smith Rowe and Gabriel Martinelli.

Pepe has solely made 5 begins within the prime flight this marketing campaign and his greatest performances got here within the Carabao Cup, the place he grabbed two targets and 4 assists in three appearances.

The Ivorian often performs on the right-wing, permitting him to chop inside onto his stronger left foot.

However Wright believes a positional shake-up is required. He instructed his Wrighty’s Home podcast: “Up thus far he’s (Arteta’s) not used Pepe in any means that makes me suppose he’s obtained love for Pepe.

“I’d prefer to see one thing from him. Once you watch him within the AFCON, the place I feel the defender is even more durable with these guys, with how athletic, how good and the way clever they’re.

“You’ve obtained to do much more, and if you watch him, he’s performed it Why aren’t we getting that out of him?

“If which means enjoying him in a false-nine, or enjoying him able the place he’s simply free and will get on the ball and runs at individuals.”

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