Ivory Coast international was in action for Arsenal on Sunday, October 4, 2020. Unlike it is expected of a football star who cost Arsenal £72million in 2019, Pepe started from the bench as he couldn’t make Mikel Arteta’s starting eleven against Sheffield United at the Emirate Stadium.
The decision to start the club’s most expensive player of all time from the bench paid off greatly and almost looked like a sound tactical decision. First off, Nicholas Pepe was involved in Arsenal’s opening goal of the match in the 61st minute which was scored by Bukayo Saka.
The 25-year-old former Lille star continued to disturb the defense of Sheffield United until the 64th minute when he got his first Premier League goal of the season after playing in Arsenal’s foul league games so far.
After the match, Nicholas Pepe’s stunning wife shared a picture of the right-winger while celebrating the goal. She wrote “La Force” on the picture which is a French word meaning “Strength”. Pepe reciprocated the gesture by taking to his Instagram story to share the screenshot of his wife’s post.
However, it was noticed that the stunning woman is not using her real name for her Instagram account. She uses Fannny.b as the profile name of the Instagram account which is not verified and has about 3, 456 followers.
Meanwhile, it was not only Nicholas Pepe’s wife that hailed the Ivory Coast’s star, Arsenal’s manager Mikel Arteta didn’t miss the opportunity to acknowledge how happy he was for Pepe’s contributions to the club’s 2-1 win over Sheffield United.
He said: “I’m really happy for him and the contribution. I demand on matchday to be completely focused and determined to make an impact and that’s what he’s done.”
Nicholas Pepe and his secret marriage
Nicholas Pepe joined Arsenal last summer when he was 24-year-old. Hence, no one expected that he was married. The best the world wanted to know then was whether he was in a relationship or not.
As people continued to dig out the relationship status of Pepe, those interested in his private affairs were shocked in July when Arsenal FC shared on the club’s verified Twitter handle that the player will miss their game against Wolves because his wife was in labor.
From that point, the relationship status of the skillful winger was made public but the identity of the wife was not known despite consistent investigation.
When Pepe’s wife finally gave birth to a baby boy, it was expected that he would use that opportunity to flaunt his wife and son on social media. Instead, he decided to minimize what he let out. The best the world knows is that Nicholas Pepe has a son and a wife but there are no personal details about them in the public domain yet.