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Arsenal: North London faithful rave over Nicolas Pepe after emergence of this statistic

Arsenal: North London faithful rave over Nicolas Pepe after emergence of this statistic

Arsenal fans are quickly falling for the club’s record signing Nicolas Pepe after a statistic about the Ivorian’s dribbling emerged following Saturday’s defeat to Liverpool.

According to WhoScored, Pepe completed seven dribbles in the 3-1 defeat to the Merseysiders, the most any player has managed in a Premier League match this season.

That wasn’t the only impressive statistic to emerge from the game at Anfield. It also became apparent that Pepe became the first player to dribble past Virgil Van Dijk in the Premier League, ending 5o games whereby the centre-back hadn’t been dribbled past (via Opta).

The Ivory Coast international moved to the North London giants from Lille for a club-record of £72m, one of six summer signings at the club.

The excitement among the Gooners has risen ten-fold following the performance of Pepe on Saturday, with some expecting big things from the winger.

Here is a selection of tweets from Arsenal fans:

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