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Pepe on the scoresheet as Arsenal advance to latter stages with Molde win

Nicolas Pepe put a horrible week behind him by scoring in Arsenal's 3-0 win over Molde on Thursday.

The Ivorian was sent-off for an idiotic headbutt in last weekend's draw with Leeds United.

But Mikel Arteta stuck by the winger, and his faith was repaid when Pepe curled a powerful strike into the top corner early in the second-half.

Reiss Nelson doubled the advantage with a close range tap-in shortly after.

Teenager Folarin Balogun scored with his first touch to seal the victory.

Arsenal have now qualified for the knockout rounds with two games to spare.

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