Nicolas Pepe Destroys Two Southampton Players With Back-To-Back Nutmegs In Arsenal’s 3-1 Win
Nicolas Pepe left Arsenal fans in awe with a sublime double nutmeg in the Gunners' 3-1 win over Southampton.
Pepe has made 24 appearances across all competitions for the Gunners this season and scored six times and registered three assists.
The former Lille star made his mark on Tuesday as he pulled back an equaliser for Arsenal in their Premier League clash at St Mary's.
However, Pepe also dazzled fans during a sublime individual effort as he showed off his speed, power and dribbling during back-to-back nutmegs.
If he just grabs confidence, so quick and very tricky- :part_alternation_mark:ohammed10:flag_ps:☪️:red_circle: (@ALLLAHUAKBARRR) January 27, 2021
He got something, Arteta to get it out of him consistently..?- Xhaka Can! (@darren_seaby) January 27, 2021
The guy is so talented. If he gets it all together he'll be a beast.- JJ (@JjArsenalFC) January 26, 2021
Absolute dirty masterclass pic.twitter.com/0BrZcauVps- Hamid Munir (@HamidMu60973503) January 26, 2021
Man sended them to the fkn shadow reelm- Matteo_AFC (@WiloDouzinhoo) January 26, 2021
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He's a player man, it's coming slowly but surely.- Joe :ocean: (@JoeHanny18) January 26, 2021
Bukayo Saka and Alexandre Lacazette also added their names to the scoresheet to seal all three points for Arsenal.
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta praised Pepe after the match, saying that the Gunners winger "created big moments."
The 38-year-old Spaniard told the BBC: "He was really good again. He created big moments. He deserved his chance today and he took it."
Arsenal have climbed to eighth place in the Premier League and will host league leaders Manchester United at the Emirates on Saturday.
Arteta admitted that he was happy with his side's performance against Southampton, but he insisted that they have to "improve" for their upcoming match.
"I think we were good from the start. We conceded a goal from a corner but responded straight away," he said.
"We were good on the ball. We got out of trouble and made some big chances. Our pressing was brilliant. We were good in the break. It was a strong performance.
"It is tough to win here. They are strong and have been in form. It showed a lot of intelligence and resilience from the team in the way they managed the game.
"We still have a lot to do. We have to improve, be humble and train good for the next game."
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