Nicolas Pepe has been in excellent form for the Gunners in Europa League this season, thanks to his energetic intelligent play and handsomely in several occasions of the competitions.
The Ivory Coast international, who has not had the best of times at Emirates, manage remains in top form in Europa League, and he already scored five goals and contributing four assists in process.
Pepe, registered his first assists in Europa League back in October 2020 when Mikel Arteta’s side came from behind to defeated Rapid Wien in their opening game of the competitions.
The 25-year-old winger opened the account in Arsenal 3-0 won over Dundalk before registered assist and goals in Gunners 4-1 win over Molde back in November 2020.
The left-footed winger continued his mark in the red and white of Arsenal, by scored his second goal in the competition in Gunners away 3-0 won over Molde before claimed his third assists in his side 4-2 win over Dundalk back in December 2020.
Pepe, registered his fourth goal against Slavia Prague in the first-leg of the quarter-final of the competition. The Ivorian star came off the bench to put the Gunners ahead before visitor defender scored the equasiler goal in stoppage time.
He then producing a Man-of-the-match display in the second-leg tie at Sinobo Stadium by scored the opener goal and set up Alexandre Lacazette’s second goal as Mikel Arteta’s side thrashed the Czech champions 4-0 away from home seven days later.
The left-footed winger is an experienced footballer, and the Ivory Coast international needs to do consistently well for Arsenal, especially as he has been at the Emirates Stadium for almost two years now.
Pepe has made 13 starts and 12 substitute appearances in the Premier League for Arsenal this season, scoring five goals and furthermore one assist in the process.
With Arsenal hope of qualifying for European competitions next season and win silverware this season, remains on claim Europa League titles, with also using it as a back-door into the Uefa Champions League, Pepe included Saka, Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette will be determined to put on a show when they lock horns with Villarreal at at Estadio de la Cerámica stadium tonight.