Mikel Arteta was not hiding his emptions or feelings after the game as he state that Pepe
“Let the team down”
in the second half today because his red card left Arteta’s men a man down for over 30 minutes. He was proud of his team’s response to be able to close the game out and get the helpful 1 point.
🗣 "I really liked the personality of the team when Pepe let the team down"
Mikel Arteta clearly not impressed with Pepe's actions pic.twitter.com/h3HOY7wbI1
— Football Daily (@footballdaily) November 22, 2020
He was absolutely fuming with Pepe’s performance saying it was unacceptable and that he had already spoke with him before coming out for the post match interview. What do you think was said between the two considering Pepe had asked for more game time?
🗣️ "It is unacceptable…"
Mikel Arteta fuming with Nicolas Pepe after his red card at Leeds Unitedpic.twitter.com/tPfdvmxrM2
— Sky Sports (@SkySports) November 22, 2020
Mikel Arteta had so many good things to ay about Pepe at the end of October. Things have changed so quickly, with many expecting that Pepe might never feature for the club again with a move away in January a possibility.
He can provide moments of magic, but Mikel Arteta wants to see more from Nicolas Pepe 💪 pic.twitter.com/KxkVKSetAO
— Goal (@goal) October 30, 2020