Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta has come out to say that the club won’t be accepting offers for Nicolas Pepe in January. He recently revealed that the exit door is not going to open for the player next year so clubs shouldn’t bother bidding.
According to him, he is only interested in Pepe performing to the best of his abilities right now because he can definitely step up his game.
Arteta added that Nico has had some really good moments since he joined the club, therefore he cannot be written off.
His words, “No, and it is not the moment to talk about that either. We are interested in Nico performing at the level that he can do.”
“He had some really good moments since I have been here, some moments where he hasn’t participated that much, like everybody else.”
“I think players should stay at football clubs when they feel that they belong somewhere, when they feel important to it, when they feel value in every single aspect and when that’s the case normally players want to stay.”
“When players start to decide something else, [it’s] because they need something different in their futures. Sometimes it is not financial, sometimes it is a sporting reason, sometimes it is family, a problem with adaptation, there are many different cases.”
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