Reiss Nelson is satisfied that Nicolas Pepe will likely be a ‘great addition’ to Arsenal’s squad and believes his new team-mate can upload some ‘flair’ and efficiency to Unai Emery’s assault.
Pepe, 24, finished a club-record £72million transfer to Arsenal previous this month after an excellent Ligue 1 marketing campaign with Lille wherein he scored 22 targets and equipped 11 assists.
Kieran Tierney, David Luiz, Gabriel Martinelli, Dani Ceballos (mortgage) and William Saliba – who has been loaned again to Saint-Etienne – additionally signed at the dotted line in a hectic few weeks for the Gunners.
Pepe will likely be hoping for his first get started at house to Burnley within the Premier League this weekend after creating a cameo look in Arsenal’s 1-Zero win over Newcastle.
And Nelson, who the Ivorian changed within the 71st minute at St James’ Park, has no doubts that Arsenal’s checklist signing has the facility to are living as much as his monumental ticket.
‘He’s settled in smartly and he seems a in point of fact just right addition,’ Nelson instructed soccer.london.
‘We noticed little glimpses at the pitch [against Newcastle] and it’s essential see he has the aptitude we’d like at the proper hand facet.
‘He can cut inside and shoot as well, so he’s a really perfect addition.’.
Asked about his personal ambitions for the season forward, Nelson answered: ‘I simply need to take issues as they arrive.
‘I need to be prepared all the time for whenever I get the call-up because I know it’s no longer assured I’m going to be beginning week in, week out with the team-mates we have now.
‘We have [Pierre-Emerick] Aubameyang, Pepe, [Alexandre] Lacazette. They are great stars and I’m nonetheless best younger so I want to take a seat again and when I am getting my likelihood take it.’
Aubameyang, who scored the one objective of the sport at Newcastle, is happy to play along Pepe in a new-look Arsenal assault.
‘I don’t need to evaluate it [to other strike partnerships I been in] however it’s going to be loopy,’ he stated following Arsenal’s victory.
‘Everybody is serious about that. We could have time to play in combination and we will be able to see. I’m taking a look ahead to it.
‘The next game we play at home [against Burnley] and we will see what is the coach’s choice.
‘It will be difficult for him [Unai Emery] but that’s the sport. When you have got a just right workforce it’s like that and you’ve got to make possible choices.’