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It hasn’t proven a brilliant second season for Nicolas Pepe at Arsenal as of yet.

The Ivory Coast winger has provided some memorable moments in the Europa League but Gunners boss Mikel Arteta has started him just the once in the Premier League so far, illustrating his struggles.

For whatever reason, the Arsenal boss doesn’t seem to trust the club’s £72 million attacker all that much in domestic games right now.

And some fans of the North London club on Twitter are suggesting that they would prefer a prime Theo Walcott over Pepe.

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Walcott starred in Southampton’s win over Newcastle United on Friday night, setting up the Saints’ opening goal and threatening Steve Bruce’s side throughout.

The 31-year-old left Arsenal to join Everton in the winter of 2018 but his best season at the Emirates Stadium included 21 goals and 16 assists across all competitions – a standard that Pepe is nowhere near right now, having scored eight and set up 10 from the same position last term.

Here’s how fans of Walcott’s former club reacted to his performance last night:

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