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Nicolas Pepe ready for Southampton - Arsenal boss Unai Emery

Unai Emery has stated that Nicolas Pepe will be available for selection when Arsenal take on Southampton in the Premier League on Saturday.

The 24-year-old came back late from international duty with Ivory Coast and missed training with his other teammates on Thursday.

“Pepe arrived late because of travel and didn’t train with the group, but trained inside," Emery told the media.

"He will be ready for Saturday.”

Emery also said Anglo-Nigerian Bukayo Saka did not train on Thursday, but could do so on Friday.

Pepe was involved in 180 minutes action as the Elephants beat Niger 1-0 at home before losing 2-1 away to Ethiopia during the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.