Unai Emery considers postponing Nicolas Pepe’s debut for Arsenal

first_imgUnai Emery considers postponing Nicolas Pepe’s debut for Arsenal Comment Advertisement Pepe is working on building up his strength for his first season at Arsenal (Getty Images)The report claims that Arsenal are making Pepe work on his strength and conditioning and the winger is still short of match fitness.AdvertisementAdvertisementIt’s claimed that Emery has told Pepe that he will need to be patient during the first few weeks of the season.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityEmery has also told Pepe that he wants him to be part of the squad for Arsenal’s first Premier League fixture against Newcastle United on Sunday but the Ivorian could be given more time to be fully prepared for the new campaign.Meanwhile, Arsenal are set to complete their £8 million move for Chelsea’s David Luiz, while Kieran Tierney is also set to join from Celtic.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Nicolas Pepe is Arsenal’s record signing for £72 million (Getty Images)Unai Emery is considering postponing Nicolas Pepe’s debut for Arsenal, according to reports.The 24-year-old was signed for a club record £72 million last week.Pepe was one of Ligue 1’s standout players last season with 22 goals and 11 assists for Lille.The Ivory Coast international missed Arsenal’s final pre-season friendly against Barcelona on Sunday as he continues to build up his fitness ahead of the new campaign.ADVERTISEMENTBut according to the Daily Mirror, Emery is considering making Pepe wait to make his first appearance for Arsenal. Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterThursday 8 Aug 2019 4:29 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link558Shareslast_img

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