Unai Emery has hailed Nicolas Pepe for two brilliant goals in the Europa League.
“We are very happy for him and for us because those two goals, from two set-pieces, were perfect,” Emery said of the 24-year-old.
“He was trying a lot of set-piece shooting on the training ground last week and I was watching his shooting.
“The most important thing is the three points and that some individual players can improve, that they can take confidence for us and for them.
“Every player, usually, they need time to adapt. Pepe is a very good player and we believe in him, totally.
“The way he’s going, sometimes he feels better, sometimes it’s with more difficulty on the pitch.
“He’s improving and tonight those two goals are really important for us first, and then secondly for him.
“He’s continuing the adaptation in his process and as soon as he can adapt, that’s better for us.”
Pepe became Arsenal’s record signing this summer after an expensive move from Lille. He finished as top scorer for Lille and second highest in Ligue 1.
However, he got off to a bad start in Arsenal. It has now become better with two debut goals.