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The Gunners boss is preparing to focus more attention on the Ivorian, having helped the likes of Raheem Sterling and Leroy Sane to shine in the past

Mikel Arteta has helped to unlock potential in the likes of Raheem Sterling and Leroy Sane in the past and has a plan up his sleeve when it comes to Arsenal’s £72 million ($95m) record signing Nicolas Pepe.

Little value has been found so far in a big-money deal completed by the Gunners in the summer of 2019.

Pepe’s quality remains without question, with the Ivorian having previously thrived in France with Lille, however, he is still searching for a spark in England as the 24-year-old edges towards the end of a debut campaign at Emirates Stadium.

Unai Emery was unable to light a fire under the lively winger, with Arteta now charged with the task of trying to succeed where a fellow Spaniard failed. Continue reading

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