Europa League: What Arteta said about Pepe after Arsenal’s 3-0 win at Molde
Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has hailed Nicolas Pepe after he put in an impressive display in their 3-0 win at Molde in the Europa League.
Pepe opened scoring in the second half, before Reiss Nelson and Folarin Balogun added two more goals.
The result means the Gunners qualify for the Round of 32 with two group fixtures to spare.
Arteta, speaking to BT Sport afterwards, expressed his delight with Pepe, who was sent off for violent conduct over the weekend against Leeds United.
“I’m really pleased. After the disappointment you want to stand out really quickly.
“He created some great moments in the game and worked really hard for the team. I’m so pleased with that,” Arteta said.