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Nicolas Pepe Immediately Deletes Arsenal Relegation Joke On Instagram, Fans Are Furious

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Nicolas Pepe Immediately Deletes Arsenal Relegation Joke On Instagram, Fans Are Furious

Arsenal winger Nicolas Pepe immediately deleted a relegation joke from his Instagram page after the Gunners finally won a game this season.

Mikel Arteta's side started this weekend bottom of the Premier League after losing all three of their opening games.

Saturday saw them run out 1-0 victors over Norwich City after captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang tapped home.

The win has taken Arsenal up to 16th in the Premier League and Pepe posted: "We are staying up!! Thank you Arsenal fans for all your support."

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Relegation was never a serious fear for Arsenal, but some fans had a bit of fun with chanting "We are staying up!" at the Emirates Stadium.

Even Arteta commented on the chants, saying: "I didn't hear that but if it was done in a funny way, you have to accept it."

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Pepe eventually changed his post to read: "Thank you Arsenal fans for all the support."

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Arteta was delighted with his side's victory and picked out a few key players to praise.

Image Credit: PA
Image Credit: PA

Arsenal recruited Takehiro Tomiyasu from Serie A outfit Bologna on transfer deadline day and he put in a respectable performance at right-back.

"[It was] really positive. Just the first impression when you met him, it was just joy and happiness and good energy," Arteta explained.

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"The moment he steps on the pitch he was really focused, determined, he understands the role really good. He was cramping.

"Obviously he only trained a day and a half with us, he had to travel, and emotionally it was his first game and we had to take him off."

Image Credit: PA
Image Credit: PA

Meanwhile, Thomas Partey came off the bench and looked impressive after a spell out with injury.

"I must say that probably it has been the best 10-15 days I have ever had since I have been in football," Arteta continued.

"I am not saying that they were the easiest, but probably the best. Because you have to find a purpose, why you do what you do and why you have made the decision to become a football player, a coach.

"It is about the relationships that we have built, it's about the level of trust that everybody at the club has, the connections."

Featured Image Credit: Nicolas Pepe/Instagram

Topics: Football, Premier League, norwich city, Nicolas Pépé, Arsenal

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