“When you look at the chances created by Arsenal for the past two seasons, Pepe has been the attacking player who created most of the chances with Aubameyang.
“He is still adapting and he is requested to perform better, which is normal, he has been transferred for an important fee and he knows it.”
Meanwhile, Arsenal released a statement in support of Pepe and Leeds star Alioski, after the pair were subjected to online abuse following their heated clash.
The Gunners tweeted: “We utterly condemn the vile abuse directed at Nicolas Pepe and Ezgjan Alioski on social media following our match against Leeds United.
“This is completely unacceptable and we will be working with the police and authorities to do everything we can to trace and prosecute the culprits.”
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