ARSENAL fans rejoiced when Leeds star Ezgjan Alioski was substituted on Sunday and forced to walk past rival Nicolas Pepe on the sidelines.
The North Macedonia international was taken off by Marcelo Bielsa in the 53rd minute with the Gunners leading 4-0, before the Whites struck twice.
Leeds left-back Ezgjan Alioski had to walk past rival Nicolas Pepe after being substituted
And Arsenal supporters took great pleasure as they took to social media to mock the 29-year-old as he trudged past the Ivory Coast winger.
Both players were involved in a scuffle earlier in the season at Elland Road with Pepe being shown a straight red card for headbutting Alioski shortly after half-time.
Ahead of the clash against the Gunners, Leeds striker Patrick Bamford announced that his team-mate told him he can’t wait to be reunited with ex-Lille forward.
He said: “Do you know what? He (Alioski) said in the changing room, I can’t wait for Sunday.
“I was like ‘why?’. He said ‘because I’m playing against my mate Pepe again’.”
But even though Pepe didn’t get on the pitch on the weekend, he has still had the last laugh as the Gunners leapfrogged Leeds in the table.
Speaking of the former Lugano man, one fan tweeted: “Alioski walks past Pepe after being subbed whilst his side lose 4-0. Next time humble yourself before you open your mouth.”
Another commented: “Love to see it, Alioski giving it the biggen about Pepe to be subbed off because he’s nothing more than a championship player.”
Pepe was sent off for headbutting Alioski at Elland Road earlier in the seasonCredit: Sky Sports
A third added: “An utterly dejected Alioski just trudged past Pepe (who is warming up) after being hauled off for his own good.
“I’m sure Pepe must have smiled to himself seeing that.”
Meanwhile one said: “Alioski talking s**** about Pepe before the game and then drops a stinker. You love to see it.”
One simply stated: “Pepe with the last laugh.”