Nicolas Pepe withdraws from Ivory Coast squad to work on fitness with Arsenal
Arsenal ahead Nicolas Pepe has pulled to perform on his fitness center in London.
It is understood the 24-year-old doesn't have an accident and will return to London Colney to prepare for the Premier League fixtures.
Pepe did spend a brief time along with his squad but equally Arsenal and the Ivorian federation agreed that it was best that he didn't feature in the coming friendlies against
Benin and Tunisia.
The 24-year-old joined Arsenal from Lille for a club-record #72m commission in August but was late to join up with the squad after his exploits in the African Cup of Nations in the summertime, in which the quarter-finals were attained by Ivory Coast.
Pepe made his Premier League debut in the chair on the opening day of the summer together with his very firststart coming until his very first taste of their north London derby ended in a 2-2 draw with Tottenham at Anfield in the defeat to Liverpool.
He is yet to open his own Premier League grading account, but will be hoping to rectify this in Arsenal's next match away at Watford on September 15, live on Sky Sports Premier League.
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