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Pepe ends away goal drought in Arsenal’s triumph over West Ham

23:48 GMT 09/12/2019
Nicolas Pepe Arsenal 2019-20
The Cote d’Ivoire international scored his second goal in the English top-flight as the Gunners recorded a comeback win against the Hammers
Nicolas Pepe’s awful away goal record came to a halt in Arsenal’s 3-1 win over West Ham at the London Stadium on Monday night.

Since joining the Gunners from Lille, the forward had failed to score outside the Emirates Stadium – however, in the Premier League encounter, the run came to an end.

Angelo Ogbonna’s 38th-minute goal handed Manuel Pellegrini’s men the lead before Freddie Ljungberg's team woke from their slumber.

Gabriel Martinelli levelled matters for the Gunners after 60 minutes, before Pepe put the Nnorth Londoners ahead for the first time, while Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang sealed victory with the third strike.

The goal is also Pepe’s first strike in the last seven games, since scoring against Aston Villa on September 22.

Thanks to this win, Arsenal are now ninth in the English top-flight log with 22 points after 16 games. They welcome Manchester City to the Emirates Stadium on Sunday.

Before then, they visit Standard Liege in Thursday’s Europa League fixture. A win against the Belgians will secure progression from Group F.