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Pepe calls on Arsenal fans to not lose hope

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Nicolas Pepe has urged the Arsenal fans to remain patient while Freddie Ljungberg tries to take control of the team.

Freddie Ljungberg was given the opportunity to calm the storm at Arsenal after former boss Unai Emery was deemed incompetent for the job. So far, Ljungberg’s attempts do not appear to be foolproof as the Gunners continue to struggle.

Nevertheless, winger Nicolas Pepe is not disheartened. Pepe wants the Arsenal supporters to not lose hope and be patient as the new boss takes his time to settle.

“There have been some changes schedule-wise in terms of the training ­ Ljungberg has his own way of dictating training,” Nicolas Pepe said as per Standard.

“Obviously he has already shared his vision. There have been a few tactical changes, but it takes time for everything to settle.”

The Ivory Coast international also acknowledged his team’s drought in the Premier League. But Pepe suggested that he was no stranger to difficult times while recalling his days at Losc Lille.

“Obviously it is a frustrating situation for us, but it is nothing new [for me],” added Pepe.

“When I was at Lille we had a bit of the same. We went 10, 11 games without a win and obviously this adds to the pressure. We know that our fans have a lot of expectations from us.”