By Mike Parrott
Nicolas Pepe has finally scored his first goal for Arsenal from open-play and it was an absolute scorcher to say the least.
Nicolas Pepe has had a torrid start to life at Arsenal this Season. With only goals from free-kicks and the penalty spot, Pepe has had his fair share of doubters since joining the Gunners.
Turnaround :fire: pic.twitter.com/ZtGSNhzSw6
- B/R Football (@brfootball) December 9, 2019
However, his first open-play goal for Arsenal was a peach.
West Ham's Arthur Masuaku allowed Pepe to receive the ball in his favoured position, where he could lay the ball off onto his right side, and was able to bend the ball to the far corner.
Nicolas Pepe curls in an absolutely beauty for his first away goal in an @Arsenal shirt!- Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) December 9, 2019
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This comes as Pepe's first open-play goal for Arsenal since his £72 Million transfer to the Gunners with many people doubting if he could acclimate to the Premier League after his slow start to the Season.
However, many Arsenal fans might have calmed their doubts now after seeing Pepe score one of his trademark goals that saw him score many, many goals for Lille last year in Ligue One.
Pépé really said "non of that Championship nonsense" and scored a worldie lmaooo
- Aubazettes (@Aubazettes) December 9, 2019
Arsenal are currently 3-1 up against West Ham United with goals from Gabriel Martinelli, Pepe and Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang.
Huge couple of minutes for Nicolas Pépé
Cuts in and whips one into the far corner, then next chance shapes to do so before crossing for Aubameyang to finish
Masuaku is dizzy
- Sam Tighe (@stighefootball) December 9, 2019