Arsenal manager, Unai Emery, has commended the fighting spirit of Nicolas Pepe after his goals gave the Gunners victory in their Europa League game against Vitoria on Thursday.
Arsenal were losing the game 1-2 before Pepe was introduced from the bench with about 15 minutes to the end of the came.
He went on to score two late free-kicks goals against Vitoria as Arsenal recorded a 3-2 victory at the Emirates Stadium.
“New players usually need time for that adaptation and Pepe is a good player we believe in totally,” Emery was quoted by Football London as telling reporters after the match.
“He’s improving and tonight his two goals were very important. We are very happy for him.
“He was trying a lot of set pieces last week and I was expecting him to shoot after that.
“I think the most important thing is the three points and how individual players can improve.”
Bengbenronews reports Arsenal will take on Crystal Palace this weekend as they shift attention back to the Premier League.