Ian Wright has told The Review Show on Optus Sport that Nicolas Pepe’s form in an Arsenal shirt has massively improved since the winger was sent off for headbutting Leeds United defender Gjanni Alioski, earlier in the season.
Pepe, 25, got his name on the score sheet on Saturday as The Gunners produced an excellent away win over Leicester City – coming from behind to win the game 3-1 at the King Power. Pepe tapped home from inside the six-yard box.
But the Ivory Coast international deserved his goal. He was a threat all afternoon, and it was another example of a brilliant performance from the club’s record signing – as he continues to show much better form under Mikel Arteta.
Arsenal legend Wright believes Pepe is showing much better form since he was sent off against Leeds for an altercation with Alioski. He has suggested he is working harder, and has more confidence in him – from Arteta.