Arsenal news: Mikel Arteta slammed as Nicolas Pepe underlines Gunners commitment

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has come in for criticism despite his side’s 2-1 Premier League win over Wolves, as Nicolas Pepe showed just how committed he is to the club

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Mikel Arteta has been slammed despite Arsenal’s 2-1 Premier League win over Wolves on Thursday night.

The Gunners kept their push for Champions League qualification on track with a dramatic win at the Emirates with two late goals sealing the win.

Hwang Hee-chan put Wolves into the lead, but Nicolas Pepe leveled with a smart turn and finish just 11 minutes after he came off the bench before a Jose Sa own goal in the 95th minute of added time.

But famous Gunners supporter Piers Morgan has taken aim at the Arsenal boss following the win.

It comes after Nicolas Pepe underlined his commitment to the Gunners, and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang contacted Alexandre Lacazette following the win.

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Record Arsenal signing Nicolas Pepe underlined his commitment to the Gunners ahead of their 2-1 Premier League win over Wolves midweek (Photo by Matthew Ashton – AMA/Getty Images)

Aubameyang’s message

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has sent a message to Alexandre Lacazette after the Frenchman’s impact in the 2-1 win over Wolves.

The win was secured deep into added time as Eddie Nketiah slipped in Lacazette and his effort was palmed into his own net by Wolves goalkeeper Jose Sa.

The goal led to wild scenes of celebration from the Gunners, and the feeling carried over to social media following the match.

Posting on Instagram afterward, Lacazette wrote: “We believed until the last second! So proud of my team, the atmosphere was unreal tonight!! Hows that for a celebration.”

And former Arsenal captain Aubameyang was clearly impressed by his old teammate’s performance.

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Arteta slammed

Famous Gunners fan Piers Morgan has criticized Mikel Arteta despite his side’s 2-1 win over Wolves on Thursday.

Arteta appeared to have had a positive impact on the direction of the game when substitute Nicolas Pepe grabbed the equalizer in the 82nd minute.

But Morgan was still critical of the side’s attack, claiming losing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang “was a massive loss and so unnecessary”.

The former Good Morning Britain presenter also shared a pretty worrying stat about this current Arsenal side.

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Pepe underlines commitment

Nicolas Pepe has underlined his commitment to Arsenal with a 3am text message to Mikel Arteta ahead of the win over Wolves.

The Ivory Coast international’s impact from the bench got Arsenal back in the game as he bagged his side the equalizing goal.

But Arteta had considered leaving the club’s record signing out of the squad completely due to the birth of his child – before Pepe sent an early morning message to his boss to underline his commitment to this Gunners team.

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