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Arsenal hero Keown: Arteta can be good for Pepe

Arsenal hero Martin Keown believes the appointment of Mikel Arteta can be good for Nicolas Pepe.

Keown wrote for the Daily Mail: "Mikel Arteta played under (Arsene) Wenger and worked with Pep Guardiola, and their styles of play are of a similar nature. Guardiola previously credited Arteta for the rise of Raheem Sterling.

"It will be interesting to see the impact he can have on Nicolas Pepe, too. He has been one of the culprits needlessly taking too many touches on the ball when it might be nice to see his best work coming off it. That's what Sterling does.

"Arteta will have looked at his team's strengths, including his attack. Mesut Ozil started against Bournemouth in a central position and he will have liked hearing his new manager's analysis afterwards."

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