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'We have to help him' - Arteta eager to guide Pepe towards consistency

Mikel Arteta acknowledges Nicolas Pepe must be more consistent, but the Arsenal manager does not question the winger's attitude and is keen to help.

Pepe was a club-record signing from Lille in August 2019 yet struggled to translate his dominant Ligue 1 form to the Premier League last term.

The Ivory Coast international's first campaign in England brought just five league goals, having netted 22 times in his final year in France.

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Pepe showed a flash of his talent on Thursday, netting a fine strike in the 3-0 Europa League win over Dundalk, his second of the new season in all competitions.