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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."
:rotating_light::soccer: ' NEW: A post from Nicolas Pepe- which has recently been edited pic.twitter.com/L3nPyr9r4Q
- Football For All (@FootballlForAll) September 11, 2021
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."
allow it man, even our own players are bantering us ??? https://t.co/iwVl6lm7XB- joshua (@gwsjosh) September 11, 2021
Pepe eventually changed his post to read: "Thank you Arsenal fans for all the support."
Arteta was delighted with his side's victory and picked out a few key players to praise.
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.
"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."
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
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