Arsenal striker Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang has expressed his interest in seeing new signing Nicolas Pepe get his chance to play straightaway after the Ivorian’s move to the Emirates stadium from Lille.
Six years after Arsene Wenger broke the club’s transfer record by securing the signing of Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid, the former Arsenal boss’ successor, Unai Emery, has shattered that record.
Despite appearing to be short of funds this summer due to the continued lack of Champions League football, the Gunners did manage to spend more than usual in the transfer market.
After signing Nicolas Pepe from Lille, Arsenal now have one of the most formidable attacking units in the world, on paper at least.
However, the 24-year-old is yet to make a start for the Gunners after being limited to a substitute role in the opening game of the season against Newcastle United last weekend.
Thus, Pierre Emerick-Aubemyang has called for Emery to hand Pepe his full debut after admitting that he hopes the Ivory Coast star will be selected for the starting line-up very soon.
“I’m looking forward to it, because he’s a really great player,” he said, as quoted by Metro
“He’s already shown in training that he’s capable of doing great things with us. Hopefully he will start soon.”