Arsenal beat Leicester 3-1 at the King Power Stadium earlier today and afterwards Nicolas Pepe was the name of the lips of supporters.
The Ivorian completed the win for the Gunners with a goal on 52 minutes, after David Luiz and Alexandre Lacazette had given Arsenal a half-time lead.
Pepe has struggled to live up to his £72 million price tag but he’ll soon win over his critics with a few more performances of this nature.
The 25-year-old has now scored eight times during 2020/21 in all competitions and is slowly but surely getting to grips with English football.
Arsenal remain in tenth place in the Premier League but there are signs of vast improvements under Mikel Arteta.
The club are facing a big couple of weeks with Burnley, Tottenham, West Ham and Liverpool to come in the Premier League.
Arsenal also have a chance at retribution over Olympiacos who they have drawn in the last 16 of the Europa League.
Today was all about Pepe though and after the game supporters took to Twitter to rave about the £100,000-a-week flyer.
Here is what the Gunners fan base were saying about the speedy winger.
Pépé really deserves that. He has been sublime. Left out of the side while in top form but he didn’t complain. He’s doing his talking on the pitch instead.
— Patrick Timmons (@PatrickTimmons1) February 28, 2021
He will get even more better next season ..wen he gets use to the EPL style of play
— DeanSaid27 (@Saifudd65729089) February 28, 2021
Pepe really should be a major player for Arsenal by now. Still convinced he has the ability. Up to him, but also Arteta to give him support he needs (not dropping him after today’s performance would be a start)
— Matt Spiro (@mattspiro) February 28, 2021
A perfect few days for Arsenal. Six changes for the Gunners but Arteta's team selection paid off today.
— Chris Wheatley (@ChrisWheatley_) February 28, 2021
Pepe and Willian have been the best players on the pitch by a mile. Good half from both of them
— P™ (@SemperFiArsenal) February 28, 2021
Pepe should be MOTM. So good today. pic.twitter.com/tlJpt7blpt
— Gurjit (@GurjitAFC) February 28, 2021
One of our most convincing displays of the season that. Thought Pepe and Willian were both excellent. Lacazette brought others into play well and Luiz was imperious at the back. #AFC
— Matt Dawson (@mattddawson) February 28, 2021
Pépé has been unbelievable today, big statement from him.
— James. (@afcjxmes) February 28, 2021