Arsenal Star Pepe Likened To Ronaldo & Mbappe As He Aims To Make Himself The 'Perfect' Player

Lille sporting director Luis Campos has likened Nicolas Pepe to Cristiano Ronaldo and Kylian Mbappe as he revealed that he constantly taking measures to improve his game and make himself "more perfect".
The Ivory Coast international forward traded the Ligue 1 side for the Emirates Stadium in the summer for a club-record €79million (£72m/N31billion), having scored 22 times in France’s top-flight last season.

Pepe has not made an express start in England, however, netting only once in his Premier League career to date and picking up a couple of assists.

That has led to some pundits questioning whether the 24-year-old was worth the money that the Gunners paid for the versatile attacker, but Campos has suggested that Pepe's desire to constantly get better will stand him in good stead.

Campos told Sky Sports:

In my opinion one of the characteristics of a top, top player is that they like football .

I remember working with Cristiano Ronaldo and Kylian Mbappe: they know everything about football. Mbappe knew all the results of the second division in France.

Nicolas Pepe is like that. He’s another example of the importance of a player liking football.

After a game he watches the whole game again two times, to make himself more perfect.

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