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“They were playing 4-4-2 and he was the right sided player. He knows how to defend, to play in the 4-4-2 as the right winger, you know how to defend, not only that area but also the inside.
“He does that very well. When he has the ball and also without the ball, he is very effective and very direct.
“The goals that he misses against Arsenal, he normally doesn’t miss it. He’s very cool in front of the keeper and I think this boy has fantastic potential.
“If they are to play three in midfield with him, Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at the front, looking to the movements, I think they can make it a real force.”
There has been much speculation that Arteta will revert to a 4-3-3 system having signed midfielder Thomas Partey on transfer deadline day – and the hope will be that if could work to Pepe’s benefit.
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