Comparing Nicolas Pepe’s Arsenal stats under Unai Emery and Mikel Arteta

After a difficult start to his Arsenal career, Nicolas Pepe is finally starting to show signs of realising his true potential under Mikel Arteta. 

Pepe joined the Gunners in a £72million deal in 2019 but failed to live up to expectations and eventually fell out of favour under Unai Emery.

We’ve compared the 25-year-old’s stats under Arteta to those he recorded under Emery at Arsenal to see where he has improved.

Under Emery

Games: 16
Starts: 9
Sub appearances: 7

Goals: 3
Assists: 4

Minutes per goal: 315.3
Minutes per goal or assist: 135.1

Pepe’s record under Arteta

Games: 16
Starts: 13
Sub appearances: 3

Goals: 4
Assists: 3

Minutes per goal: 279.7
Minutes per goal or assist: 159.8

As the stats show, Pepe often had to settle for a place on the bench under Emery, but the forward has become an integral part of Arteta’s team.

The Ivory Coast international is also scoring on a slightly much more regular basis under Arteta, although his assist rate was higher under Emery.

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