Arsenal fans spot Nicolas Pepe's VERY glum face as Mikel Arteta brings on Eddie Nketiah ahead of him in Everton loss

NICOLAS PEPE was an unused sub once again as Arsenal slumped to defeat at Everton.

And Gunners fans have spotted his EXTREMELY grumpy reaction to being left on the bench.


Boss Mikel Arteta needed reinforcements when Gabriel Martinelli was crocked after 71 minutes at Goodison Park.

Surveying his options, he chose to call on local lad Eddie Nketiah rather than his club-record signing.

That led to a very glum look from the £72million man, whose poker face slipped just as the cameras cut to the touchline.

The Ivorian has not featured for Arsenal since a five-minute cameo at the end of their victory over Leicester in October.

Since then he has been overlooked in each of his side’s last five fixtures.

Fans online reacted with a mix of humour and fury at the costly talent languishing among the subs.

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User papz141 wrote on Twitter: “Pepe is just here for touring different cities in Britain and different grounds under arteta lol.”

HumphreyNM1 wrote: “Nah to be honest he deserves it… He plays carelessly, I don't want him at Arsenal anymore!!!”

BlizzBadWeather wrote: “This is a joke.. didn’t deserve to win.. Auba is finished.. brings on Eddie instead of Pepe.. Arteta had lost the plot.”

And SamsonOyieyo added: “Pepe is still at Arsenal?????”

Nketiah was brought on with the Gunners 1-0 to the good.

But an equaliser from Richarlison on 80 minutes was followed by an injury-time winner from Demarai Gray to make it 2-1 to the hosts.

The result means Arsenal have won just one of their last four top flight matches and now sit seventh in the table.

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