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Pepe should make defenders commit, says Parlour

Fri 27 November 2020 | 17:49

Pepe had a good performance against Molde and Arsenal's former player backs him to continue from there.


’s performance has been being highly criticized by the


fans and the former players. Pep has not been good enough for Arsenal despite the club paying a high amount of money for him. Parlour believes however that Pepe’s performance against Molde was good and the player should make more runs than he does.

“He has shown it in patches,” former Arsenal star


told talkSPORT of Pepe.

“He was much better [against Molde], I must admit. He’s better when he runs at players, commits players.

“He takes the easy option usually in the Premier League. He needs to run at full-backs, make them commit.

“He’s good when he gets on his left foot, he has a good strike on him and you can see him taking corners. The reason he plays on the right is so he can cut inside and shoot with his left foot.

“We always had left wingers who were right-footed, we had Pires, we had Overmars who would cut in and get 20 goals a season.

“It’s alright doing it against Molde, against the smaller sides, you have to do it against the big sides. He has to make that impact against the Leeds United and the teams in the Premier League.

“He has shown glimpses he can do it in the Premier League, but he hasn’t done it on a regular basis.

“Again, when you go back to the consistency, you have to do it week in, week out. You need to be seven or eight out of 10 weeks in, week out and that’s where you are going to be a real success at your club.”


source: SportMob