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Nicolas Pepe to get Freddie Ljungberg pep talk in bid to kick start his Arsenal career after Ivorian left on the bench for Swede's dugout debut at Norwich Freddie Ljungberg prefers his wingers to be hardworking and on the move The Swede's latest comments suggest Nicolas Pepe must show more in training The Ivorian was left on the bench for the 2-2 draw at Carrow Road on Sunday Pepe arrived for a club-record fee of £72m in the summer from Lille 

By Adrian Kajumba For The Daily Mail

Published: 22:31 GMT, 4 December 2019 | Updated: 23:30 GMT, 4 December 2019

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Nicolas Pepe could do worse than study videos of Freddie Ljungberg as he bids to kick start his Arsenal career and certainly get in the Swede's side while he is in charge.

Interim manager Ljungberg likes his wingers to be hardworking and on the move, testing opposing defenders with their runs from out to in and vice versa.

It helps if they are adaptable too, something Ljungberg enjoyed while working with Arsenal's youth sides whose players were young enough for him to mould.

Nicolas Pepe will get a pep talk from Freddie Ljungberg in a bid to get his Arsenal career going

Nicolas Pepe will get a pep talk from Freddie Ljungberg in a bid to get his Arsenal career going

Such qualities were among Ljungberg's, a member of Arsenal's 2004 Invincible squad, when he was in his playing pomp.

And their importance would no doubt feature in Ljungberg's pep talks with the Ivory Coast winger, Arsenal's £72m club record summer signing.

The latest evidence that Pepe, 24, has more work to do came in Ljungberg's dugout debut for Arsenal at Norwich on Sunday.

When Arsenal were chasing a winner it was youngsters Bukayo Saka and then Gabriel Martinelli who Ljungberg turned to. Pepe was left kicking his heels on the bench.

Ljungberg said: 'Pepe is a very good player but I looked at what we did in training and what I see every day and that is how I judge it.'

There have been flashes of Pepe's ability since his much-heralded arrival from

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