Arsenal fans were in ecstasy after Nicolas Pepe scored two free-kicks as the Gunners came from 2-1 down to win 3-2 in their Europa League game against Vitoria SC.
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Pepe had struggled up until yesterday’s game, scoring just one goal in his first 11 matches in all competitions (via Transfermarkt).
The two goals followed the winger’s miss in the loss against Sheffield United from less than seven yards out after he was teed up by Sead Kolasinac (via BBC).
However, the mood seems to have shifted, with Unai Emery lauding the Ivory Coast international following the game, claiming the 24-year-old’s confidence is boosted as a result (BT Sport via Football365). Former Arsenal hot-shot Robin van Persie hailed Pepe, claiming this was his moment (BT Sport via Daily Mail)
Fans were over the moon following his two goals against Vitoria which saw the north London giants maintain their 100% record in the Europa League this season as they took to Twitter to react.
Here is a selection of tweets from Gooners:
NEVER DOUBTED HIM FOR A SECOND
— M̶a̶t̶t̶ (@Matt_M79) October 24, 2019
— Jamesrhodes885 (@Jamesrhodes885) October 24, 2019
What have I just witnessed…
— Usismama (@Usismamayo) October 24, 2019
— Ü$|-|@M@ (@gooooooner__) October 24, 2019
He literally announced himself to the Emirates stadium with those goals as a worthy signing
— Unwanted friend (@holardamolar) October 24, 2019
he is gonna tear the league now
— KolasiTANK ❁ (@badboykola) October 24, 2019
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