Kevin Campbell is blown away by the transformation of Arsenal attacker Nicolas Pepe over the past few games.

The former Gunners striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, hailed the 25-year-old’s “absolutely tremendous” goal and performance against Wolves on Tuesday night.

Pepe scored his seventh goal of the 2020/21 campaign on what was his third consecutive Premier League start at Molineux.

He also completed 94 per cent of his attempted passes against Wolves, even though the Gunners lost 2-1 and finished the game with nine men on the pitch. (Wyscout)

The winger has struggled to live up to expectations since his club-record £72million move from Lille in August 2019

But Campbell is encouraged by what he has seen since the turn of the year.

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“His improvement has coincided with Arsenal’s upturn in form,” he told Football Insider.

“They looked much better as a team in the first half against Wolves. Pepe has stepped up in the last couple of games. I have been asking for consistency from him, and in the last three games he has delivered that. He rounded it off with an absolutely tremendous goal.

“It was a great finish, he took it so well. He had a lot to do when he picked the ball up but a shimmy here, a nutmeg there – brilliant.” 

Pepe’s 23 appearances in all competitions this season have yielded seven goals and three assists.

He has three-and-a-half years remaining on his contract at the Emirates.

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