Patrice Evra and Graeme Souness hail ‘amazing’ Nicolas Pepe after Arsenal beat Sheffield United

first_imgAdvertisement Two in four minutes for #AFC!Pepe doubles the hosts’ lead and it looks a long way back for #SUFC… 📺 Watch on Sky Sports Main Event📱 Follow #ARSSHU here: https://t.co/k1M5xBmAfS📲 Download the @SkySports app! pic.twitter.com/lgCH1q0CZf— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) October 4, 2020 Metro Sport ReporterSunday 4 Oct 2020 4:24 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link11.9kShares Arteta speaks after Arsenal’s 2-1 win over Sheff Utd, praises SakaTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 14:00FullscreenArteta speaks after Arsenal’s 2-1 win over Sheff Utd, praises Sakahttps://metro.co.uk/video/arteta-speaks-arsenals-2-1-win-sheff-utd-praises-saka-2262874/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.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 City‘I am trying to do my best when the boss picks me. I try to repay the trust.‘We gave so much credit to Sheffield United as they are a good side. We are happy to get the points.’Following the international break, Arsenal face Manchester City at the Etihad.Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka reveals why he rejected Nigeria for EnglandMORE: Why Houssem Aouar decided to shelve Arsenal transfer and stay at Lyon Patrice Evra hailed ‘amazing’ Nicholas Pepe after Arsenal beat Sheffield United (Picture: Sky Sports)Patrice Evra and Graeme Souness hailed ‘amazing’ Nicolas Pepe after Arsenal beat Sheffield United in the Premier League.The Gunners clinched their third win from four league games this season on Sunday, beating Sheffield United 2-1 at the Emirates.After a goalless opening 60 minutes in north London, Bukayo Saka celebrated his first England call-up with a header from Hector Bellerin’s cross.Just minutes later Pepe – who joined Arsenal in a club-record deal worth £72million in the summer of 2019 – made a superb run down the right wing and then slotted into the bottom corner to double the lead.ADVERTISEMENTSheffield United’s David McGoldrick got one back for the visitors late on but Arsenal held on for a deserved victory that sees them climb to fourth in the Premier League.AdvertisementAdvertisementFollowing the match, Premier League legends Evra and Souness both heaped praise on Pepe.‘There was big pressure on him [when he arrived at Arsenal],’ former Manchester United and France defender Evra told Sky Sports. ‘When I came to the Premier League, my mistake was to think that I would be a beautiful player [immediately].‘Because actually you have to spend some time in the gym and get stronger. That’s what Pepe needs to do.‘But he’s an amazing player. He scored many goals in the French league and I have a lot of respect for the French league.Souness added on Pepe’s goal: ‘That looks simple, but he’s going flat-out there.center_img Pepe scored a superb goal as Arsenal defeated Sheffield United (Picture: Getty)‘I think there’s a real player in there. Hopefully he can establish himself and continue to get used to the intensity of the Premier League.’Arsenal star Saka, meanwhile, said after the 2-1 victory: ‘All the things that have happened to me. I feel blessed. I’m a happy man.‘I don’t get a lot of headers but it fell perfectly for me. I told Hector what a cross it was. It is the kind of patterns we work on. Advertisement Comment Patrice Evra and Graeme Souness hail ‘amazing’ Nicolas Pepe after Arsenal beat Sheffield Unitedlast_img

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