African players abroad Nicolas Pepe scores as Arsenal defeat Sheffield in FA Cup quarter-finals

Nicolas Pepe

Ivory Coast star Nicolas Pepe scored through penalty the first goal of Arsenal. As Gunners come to defeat Sheffield United in FA Cup quarter-finals to save a place in semi-finals.

Former Lille player continues to better his figures with Arsenal. Although he does not live up to expectations.

Against Sheffield United, Nicolas Pépé, 25, took the responsibility of shooting the penalty. Despite the presence of Lacazette. However, he succeeded and Arsenal led 1-0 to half-time.

Arsenal won 2-1 with an extra time goal with a wonderful finish of Spanish midfielder Dani Ceballos (90+1). After the equalization of David McGoldrick for Sheffield United (87th).

This is the first goal of Nicolas Pépé this season in FA Cup after 3 appearances. Across all competions, he is involved in 8 goals and 8 assists for the Gunners.

He made 6 Europa League appearances scoring 2 goals and assisted twice. Whereas he achieved 5 goals and provided 2 assists in 26 Premier League games.

In summary, so far this season, Pépé played 35 games, scored 8 goals and delivered 8 assists.

Semi-finals draw will take place tonight. Following the end of remaining games. Wembley Stadium will welcome different clashes behind closed doors in three weeks.


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