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Lille chief Luis Campos explains why Nicolas Pepe will be a success at Arsenal

first_img Video Settings About Connatix V67539 Lille chief Luis Campos explains why Nicolas Pepe will be a success at Arsenal The winger has made an unspectacular start to life at the Emirates (Picture: Getty)Lille sporting director Luis Campos has no doubt Nicolas Pepe will succeed at Arsenal and has revealed the lengths the winger goes to in order to perfect his game.Pepe became Arsenal’s club-record signing this summer when he completed a £72million move to the Emirates from Lille, though he has only scored once – from the penalty spot – for his new club.Although the Ivorian has not quite lived up to his price tag so far, Campos says his hard work and willingness to improve are reminiscent of Cristiano Ronaldo and has backed him to come good. ‘I remember working with Cristiano Ronaldo and Kylian Mbappe: they know everything about football. Mbappe knew all the results of the second division in France.‘Nicolas Pepe is like that. He’s another example of the importance of a player liking football.‘After a game he watches the whole game again two times, to make himself more perfect.’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 CityCampos has bought and sold some incredible talents during his time at Monaco and Lille – such as Bernardo Silva and Anthony Martial – though says Fabinho is the one he is most proud of.He continued: ‘I remember I went to the Copa Sao Paulo [Junior Football Competition] to see Fluminense who had a top team, some very good players. Now heʼs champion of Europe. It’s amazing. Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 8 Oct 2019 10:52 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link6.8kShares Advertisement Full Screencenter_img Campos bought Pepe from Angers before selling him on to Arsenal (Picture: Getty)‘In my opinion one of the characteristics of a top, top player is that they like football,’ Campos told Sky Sports when asked about Pepe.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT Comment 1 min. story Campos signed Fabinho when he was at Real Madrid and again at Monaco (Picture: Getty)‘I went to Brazil to watch Fluminese because they had some good players, they played Paulinia, the first team of Fabinho.‘Paulinia lost three or four-nil. I went there to see Fluminese players, but in the end I signed Fabinho. The talent is forever there, and sometimes you have an early opportunity.’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 PLAY Advertisementlast_img read more

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Dani Ceballos drops hint over extending Arsenal loan

first_imgDani Ceballos drops hint over extending Arsenal loan Advertisement 1 min. story Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling About Connatix V67539 Read More by Metro 1/1 Read More Advertisement Full Screen Skip Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Metro Sport ReporterThursday 9 Jul 2020 9:16 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.6kShares Skip Ad Read More SPONSORED PLAY / Read More Video Settings Top articles Arteta has also indicated that he would be keen to keep Ceballos for another season, given Arsenal’s transfer budget could be restricted this summer as they look set to miss out on a place in the Champions League once again.‘I am really happy with him,’ said the Arsenal manager when asked about keeping Ceballos.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‘I think it is something that the club has to go a little bit further with Real Madrid on.‘At the moment he is playing very well, I am really happy with him and he is a big talent and still has a lot of things to improve.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Coming Next And now Ceballos has given his biggest hint yet that he would be willing to remain at Arsenal for another campaign in a message to supporters.In his post on Instagram, Ceballos urged his teammates to recover quickly after failing to hold out for the win against Leicester and the midfielder signed off with: ‘This is my team! Let’s go Gunners!’. View 3 comments Dani Ceballos has impressed in Arsenal’s midfield (Getty Images)Dani Ceballos has indicated that he would be happy to remain at Arsenal for another season.The 23-year-old is currently on loan from Real Madrid for the remainder of the season but his long-term future remains unclear.Ceballos has remained adamant that his long-term ambition is to become a first-team regular at Madrid, but the midfielder admitted in an interview last month that he is unlikely to achieve that next season with Zinedine Zidane.Under Mikel Arteta, Ceballos has gradually become more influential in the team and the Spaniard has quickly formed a solid midfield partnership alongside Granit Xhaka since the Premier League restarted.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Read Morelast_img read more

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CHELSEA VS ARSENAL

first_imgCHELSEA (4-2-3-1)COURTOIS, IVANOVIC, ZOUMA, CAHILL, AZPILICUETA,FABREGAS, MATIC,PEDRO, WILLIAN, HAZARD, COSTAARSENAL (4-2-3-1)GIROUD, SANCHEZ, OZIL, RAMSEY, CAZORLA, COQUELIN,MONREAL, KOSCIELNY, MERTESACKER, BELLERIN, CECHReigning champions Chelsea are suffering their worst-ever start to a Barclays Premier League campaign after losing three of their last four league games – equal to the number of games they lost throughout the whole of last season.Indeed, their four points from five games, which leaves them in 17th place in the table, represents the club’s worst start to a top-flight campaign since 1986, when they drew three and lost two of their first five.It is only the third time that Chelsea boss JosÈ Mourinho has lost successive games and the first since May 2006 when the Blues had already confirmed the title before losing 1-0 in their final two games.But if they failed to find the target against Arsenal – and former goalkeeper Petr Cech – it will be the first time Mourinho has ever seen his Chelsea side fail to score in three league games in a row.It will be an emotional return to Stamford Bridge for Cech, who won 13 major trophies – including four Premier League titles – during his 11 years at Chelsea.Arsenal should face a former favourite themselves, with Cesc Fabregas featuring in Chelsea’s midfielder having returned to the Premier League from Barcelona last summer.Arsenal, having started the season with a home defeat to West Ham, are improving and sit in third place after beating Stoke 2-0 last Saturday.last_img read more

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