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Nicholas Pepe pinpoints Arsenal problems after defeat to Manchester City
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Nicholas Pepe pinpoints Arsenal problems after defeat to Manchester City

Nicolas Pepe has revealed that the managerial team at Arsenal is not to blame for their poor performances but the players themselves.

Arsenal have only won one of their last 12 games, a run that has seen them slump to ninth on the Premier League log and seven points below Champions League places.

The Gunners fired Unai Emery after a string of poor results, replacing him with Freddie Ljungberg on an interim basis but the Swede has only registered one win since his appointment.

In an interview with RMC Sport, Pepe revealed that the managerial team is not the problem at Arsenal, "It is us, the players, who need to rectify this. With Freddie or someone else, it would be the same."

Ljungberg, on the other hand, has urged the Arsenal hierarchy to fasten their process of appointing a manager, "I think, as I’ve said to the club, it’s a great, great honor to do this,’ Ljungberg said after the defeat to City.

"Of course Per [Mertesacker] is the academy manager and he’s doing two jobs in one go. I think it needs clearing up to make a decision so that everybody knows.

"That’s something I’ve said. It’s totally up to the club. I’m very honored and trying to do things as well as I can, but I think that it would be good to make a decision regardless of what it is."