The Ivory Coast international got his name on the scoresheet but failed to impress across the full 90 minutes.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has called on Nicolas Pepe to show greater consistency despite a solid performance in the club’s 4-1 win over Molde in the Europa League on Thursday.
Despite the Gunners going behind in the 22nd minute, Arteta’s side rallied with Pepe scoring their third goal before setting up Joe Willock for their final effort late in the game.
Pepe now has three goals from 11 appearances for Arsenal this season, and like in his debut campaign, has shown patches of brilliance.
Asked what Pepe needs to do to start for the Gunners in the Premier League again, Arteta declared his star attacker needs to perform more solidly in every aspect of his game.
“Consistency throughout the game, throughout 90 minutes in every ball, in every action and every time he is on the ball in the final third to make a difference and do it more and more and more,” Arteta said in his post-match press conference.
“The final product has to be better, not just from him, if we want to become a top, top team and score many more goals it’s something we have to put higher demands on…