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Arsenal boss Arteta: We can't expect Pepe to rescue us

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has sought to ease pressure on Nicolas Pepe ahead of facing Southampton tonight.

The Ivorian has finished a three-match suspension following his red card at Leeds, but Arteta says the pressure shouldn't be on him to save Arsenal's season.

“Big moments require big players and when that happens, you expect very big players to do something about it," he said.

“But we are not relying on just one individual.

"It is not something I like when we are having a difficult moment."

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