Nicolas Pepe has admitted life at Arsenal has gone well for him since his £72m arrival from Lille in the summer, and that the departure of Unai Emery was ‘painful’ for him.
However, he insists it’s in his own hands and that he has to work hard to earn a place in the side under interim head coach Freddie Ljungberg.
The club record signing hasn’t had the impact we all hoped he would, and although he’s well aware of it, his attitude is promising – determined to make things better.
“Losing Emery was painful for me,” he said.
“He’s the coach who brought me here. It’s painful. Freddie? He used to play so he understands me. It’s up to me to win my place.
“My first four months have been negative overall. I’m not at all satisfied with my stats. I was signed to make the difference and I’ve not done that.
“I need to adapt, especially to the box to box element of Premier League.
“I Need to finish my chances.”
Quotes via @MattSpiro