Why Nicholas Pepe Didnt Feature Against Norwich City Revealed

Interim Arsenal manager Freddie Ljungberg has revealed why he opted to leave record signing Nicholas Pepe out of the Norwich City game.

Freddie Ljungberg explained his decision on the Ivorian international winger during his post-match reaction to the Norwich City game which ended in a 2-2 as he started his Arsenal managerial career with a draw.

According to him, he has not been impressed with his commitment in training and that led to him being left out of his starting XI for the Premier League trip to Carrow Road.

Nicholas Pepe was named on the bench for the game and Freddie Ljungberg brought on three players without calling on the Arsenal record signing as the Gunners tried to turn a point to three points during the Norwich City game.

Lucas Torreira, Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli all came off the bench for Arsenal in the second half, while Pepe was left to rue his inaction throughout the game.

Arsenal splashed £72m on Nicholas Pepe in the summer but the winger is yet to burst into life at his new club.

Pepe was signed from French Ligue 1 club Lille this summer and he has scored just three goals for Arsenal since his transfer.

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