Nicolas Pepe misses Arsenal’s collision with Wolves for ‘personal reasons’ when the woman gives birth
Arsenal’s Nicolas Pepe misses the game against Wolves for ‘personal reasons’ as the woman gives birth, but Bukayo Saka continues to show his versatility on the right wing instead of the Ivory Coast star with an excellent attack
Nicolas Pepe missed the trip from Arsenal to Wolves in the Premier League on Saturday after his pregnant wife gave birth.
The club revealed that the in-form winger had not traveled on social media and announced, “Nicolas Pepe is missing today’s game for personal reasons because his wife gave birth.”
The Ivory Coast star has kept his private life a secret, but is believed to be expecting his first child with his partner.
Record signing Nicolas Pepe missed Arsenal’s trip to Wolves because his wife had given birth
The club announced the news to social media fans ahead of the Premier League meeting
Gunners fans were quick to bring congratulations to the 25-year-old after learning why he wasn’t included in the base.
The club record signing came from Lille for £ 72 million in August and has shown impressive form since the Premier League started again last month.
He scored with a spectacular strike in the second half to give Arsenal the lead at Brighton in their first game back and scored the opener in the 2-1 win over Sheffield United in the FA Cup on Sunday.
Pepe (left) has scored two goals in four games since the resumption of the season and scored at Sheffield United
Fellow winger Bukayo Saka impressed during Pepe’s absence from Molineux and put his team ahead with an eye-catching left football two minutes before half-time.
Saka’s first Premier League goal was a week when the 18-year-old signed a new contract with the club.
After Saka put Arsenal ahead on Saturday, Alexandre Lacazette completed all three points at Wolves with a well-composed effort.
The winger (center) also put his side in front with a powerful blow, as they lost 2-1 in Brighton