Mikel Arteta is eager to help Nicolas Pepe succeed at Arsenal and has laid out what the club’s record signing needs to do in the upcoming months.
The attacker joined in the summer of 2019 from Lille for a £72m fee and while he has produced moments of quality, a lack of consistency has impacted his time at the Emirates.
After Pepe scored eight goals during his debut campaign, the hope was for the Ivory Coast international to kick on but he has struggled in the Premier League this season and was recently sent off at Leeds.
“We need to help him to (succeed),” Arteta said. “In order to do that he needs minutes, he needs consistency in the team and when he has that, he needs to show he is capable of doing it. Let’s see how the next few months develop.”