Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is set to play winger Nicolas Pepe in their Thursday night Europa League clash against Molde.
Pepe received a straight red card for a head-butt in their scoreless draw against Leeds over the weekend with the player going on to apologize after the incident.
Arteta had expressed his displeasure on the player’s behaviour after the game but latest reports from The Mirror and The Times indicates that the Spaniard will give the player another chance to redeem himself.
With Bukayo Saka and Willian being injury doubts for the game, Pepe will have another stab in the wing after he had a conversation with his manager about the weekend incident.
Arsenal will have won all three of their Europa League games so far and are favourites to make it to the next round this with Pepe set to miss league games against Wolves, Tottenham and Burnley.
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Mikel Arteta fuming with Nicolas Pepe after his red card at Leeds United pic.twitter.com/6qpV9c2XUh