LONDON – Arsenal’s record signing Nicolas Pepe is ready to make his first Premier League start against Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday, manager Unai Emery said.
Pepe, who arrived from Lille for a reported £72 million this summer, has come off the bench in both Arsenal’s league matches this season.
The Ivory Coast international impressed the home supporters with intricate passes against Burnley as he continues to build an understanding with the likes of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
“The most important thing is, like a person, to help him and his family to feel comfortable here,” Emery told a news conference on Thursday.
“Now he is three weeks into working here with us. He didn’t do the pre-season here, but he’s progressively feeling better.