Nicolas Pepe was once again produced eye-catching performances in Arsenal’s 3-1 win over Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park stadium on Wednesday evening.
The 25-year-old winger, who has been inconsistent since his transfer two years ago, starting made a big impression since November by scoring 14 goals in all competitions, with eight in the Premier League.
Pepe, who was missed the Gunners’ 1-0 win over locals rival Chelsea last week at Stamford Bridge, named in attacking lineup alongside Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith-Rowe against the Eagles.
The left-footed winger utilities the opportunities to scoring the opened goal for Mikel Arteta’s side with ten minutes left in the first-half.
The goal was a thing of beauty, Saka and Tierney combined neatly on a one-two and the Scot picked out Nicolas Pepe with his cross who volleyed home with his weaker right foot.
However, the Eagles scored the equasiler goal around the hour mark as Benteke found the back of the net. With time ticking on, a draw seemed to be inevitable but a big thank to substituted Gabriel Martinelli, who restored the Gunner’s lead in 91st minute.
Pepe, then delivered a moment of sheer individual brilliance. The Ivorian wriggled past Palace defenders and curled it into the far post to ensured the north London club will take home all three points.