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Freddie Ljungberg Talks Nicolas Pepe Omission for Norwich vs. Arsenal

Freddie Ljungberg explains why he didn't bring on £72m Nicolas Pepe against Norwich...

Freddie Ljungberg has offered a blunt assessment of why Nicolas Pepe wasn't in the starting XI for Arsenal's 2-2 draw away to Norwich City in the Premier League on Sunday.

It was Ljungberg's first game in charge since replacing Unai Emery, who was sacked on Friday, per BBC Sport. The Swede explained why Pepe, who is the Gunners' record signing, was left on the bench at Carrow Road:

It's a rather withering statement of where Pepe stands in the Arsenal pecking order, despite arriving from Lille in the summer in a deal worth £72 million.