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Mikel Arteta backs £72m record signing Nicolas Pepe to become an Arsenal great

Mikel Arteta backs £72m record signing Nicolas Pepe to become an Arsenal great having adapted to Premier League football as Spanish coach says Eddie Nketiah has a ‘really good chance’ of England call-up

  • Arsenal travel to Liverpool in the Premier League on Monday evening
  • Arteta spoke warmly about the progress Nicolas Pepe has made at the club
  • Pepe was Arsenal’s club record signing when he arrived from Lille in 2019
  • Arteta also believes Nketiah has a chance of making Gareth Southgate’s squad
  • Nketiah has scored against West Ham and Leicester in recent days 

Mikel Arteta has hailed the progress made by Nicolas Pepe and believes Arsenal‘s £72million club record signing will flourish in the future.

The 25-year-old Ivorian winger didn’t start either of Arsenal’s opening two Premier League games, coming off the bench in both, but impressed in the Gunners’ midweek Carabao Cup win over Leicester.

And manager Arteta spoke positively of Pepe as Arsenal prepare for back-to-back meetings with Liverpool first in the league and then the cup.

Nicolas Pepe has…