Watch: Nicolas Pepe becomes first player in 50 games to dribble past VVD
The Frenchman, making his first competitive start for Arsenal, had a lively afternoon at Anfield. He created a good chance for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to score, turned Andrew Robertson to run clean through at goal, and looked dangerous going forward throughout.
It wasn’t Arsenal’s afternoon in the end, but at least Pepe can take pride in breaking that record. The last player to dribble past Van Dijk in the league was former Newcastle midfielder Mikel Merino, while the Dutch centre-half was still at Southampton.
Watch how he did it below: