Arsenal right-winger, Nicolas Pepe dedicated his 82nd-minute goal against Wolves on Thursday, February 24, 2022, to his newborn son.
Recall that on Thursday night, Wolves visited the Emirates Stadium to play their 25th Premier League game of the season after enjoying five wins in their last six league games.
They took the lead as early as the 10th minute of the game, a period Nicolas Pepe was watching the game from the bench without any assurance that he will be a used substitute.
Arsenal’s coach, Mikel Arteta waited until the 71st minute to introduce Pepe into the game when the scoreline was still 1-0 in favor of Wolverhampton Wanderers.
The introduction of Pepe into the game completely turned things around as Arsenal played more purposefully and mounted more pressure on their visitors’ defense.
Towards the 82nd minute mark, Eddie Nketiah passed the ball to Pepe who did not hesitate to shoot the ball into the net brilliantly.
The 26-year-old Ivorian winger celebrated the goal by putting the thumb of his right hand into his mouth and holding tight to the ball with his left hand.
To make the night more perfect for Pepe, coach Arteta, and the rest of the team, Wolves’ Jose Sa scored an owned goal in injury time that gave Arsenal the most desired 2-1 win.
Nicolas Pepe announces the birth of his second son
After the 2-1 win over Wolves in which Nicolas Pepe scored the equalizer, the 26-year-old Ivorian winger took to this Instagram page to share a picture showing when he was celebrating the goal.
In the caption, Pepe who likes to keep his private business private told his over one million Instagram followers that the goal was in honor of his newborn son. The Arsenal’s winger wrote: “In honor of my son. Welcome E”.
At the time of publishing this report, Arteta has not revealed the full name of the newborn. He only dropped the initial of the boy’s name which is “E”.
Also, the exact birthday of the newborn is not known yet but from all indications, Pepe’s Second son was born in February 2022.
After Pepe’s Instagram post, his wife, Fanny B took to her Instagram story to post the screenshot of the footballer’s post and captioned it with “Love You”.
How many children does Pepe of Arsenal have?
Nicolas Pepe who is from Cote d’Ivoire and has been playing for the country’s national team since November 16, 2016, has been a father since 2020.
Nicolas Pepe and his wife Fanny B welcomed their first child on the 4th of July, 2020. The boy is reportedly named Isaiah.
This means that Pepe and Fanny have two children together and Pepe who is currently 26-year-old and his wife who is currently 25-year-old might have more children even before the Ivory Coast international retire from football.
So far this season, Pepe who cost Arsenal €80 million in 2019 and who has until June 30, 2024, before his contract with Arsenal expires, has scored three goals and provided five assists in 14 games in all competitions.