Freddie Ljungberg explains why Nicolas Pepe was axed for Arsenal’s draw against Norwich City

first_imgFreddie Ljungberg explains why Nicolas Pepe was axed for Arsenal’s draw against Norwich City Nicolas Pepe was left on the bench against Norwich City (AP Photo)‘I’ve looked, of course. I’ve been here [in the first team] for three months, last year I was the manager of the Under-23s, so I saw every game of the first team.‘So of course, I have an opinion about how we can play and players.‘But I try to see it just like that, everybody has a fair chance.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘What I see in training and games, that’s what I’m going to judge it on.When asked directly about Pepe’s omission against Norwich, Ljungberg replied: ‘Pepe’s a very good player.‘But like I said, I try to look at what’s being done in training and what I see every day, and that’s how I judge it.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Comment Advertisement Freddie Ljungberg took charge of his first game as Arsenal drew with Norwich City (PA Wire)Freddie Ljungberg insists Nicolas Pepe will be given a ‘fair chance’ to win back his place in Arsenal’s side after he was benched for the 2-2 draw against Norwich City on Sunday.Ljungberg took charge of his first game after replacing Unai Emery as Arsenal’s interim manager earlier this week.The Gunners went behind on two occasions at Carrow Road but Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang netted twice to salvage a draw.Meanwhile, Pepe was left on the bench as Ljungberg opted to bring on Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli as his attacking substitutions in the second half.ADVERTISEMENTBut Ljungberg says Arsenal’s £72 million summer signing will get his chance following Emery’s departure.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘I haven’t had that word with them but for me that’s how it works,’ Ljungberg said after Arsenal’s draw against Norwich. Metro Sport ReporterSunday 1 Dec 2019 6:17 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.6kShares Advertisementlast_img read more

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