Arsenal manager Freddie Ljungberg, who allegedly decided to bring on Gabriel Martinelli, Lucas Torreira, and Bukayo Saka instead of record signing Nicolas Pepe against Norwich allegedly explained that he didn’t pick Nicolas because of his performance during the trainings.
Pepe was allegedly left on the bench, while the Gunners struggled to a 2-2 draw with the Canaries at Carrow Road.
But, Ljungberg as Arsenal’s interim head coach, decided to elect Gabriel Martinelli, Lucas Torreira, and Bukayo Saka on rather to bring Pepe. In fact, Ivory Coast international Pepe was forced to watch the match instead of being the part of it on the fields.
After October 27th’s draw with Crystal Palace, the 24-year-old player has not yet started a Premier League match. He has been unused twice since then.
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