ARSENAL winger Nicolas Pepe has mentioned he’s ‘deeply sorry’ for headbutting Leeds ace Ezgjan Alioski.
The Gunners’ £72million report signing has apologised to the membership’s followers, his team-mates and supervisor Mikel Arteta for his rash actions.
Nicolas Pepe was despatched off early within the second half of Arsenal’s 0-0 draw at LeedsCredit score: Kevin Quigley-The Day by day Mail
The Gunners winger was clearly pissed off with the North Macedonia ace in the course of the conflict.
And with the ball elsewhere, he confronted Alioski and stupidly pushed his head into his opponent’s forehead five minutes into the second half.
The Leeds man went down clutching his head with Arsenal’s Reiss Nelson on the ball.
Referee Anthony Taylor blew his whistle to cease play after not seeing the incident dwell.
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Now Pepe has revealed his remorse with a submit on Instagram.
Importing a photograph of him skulking off the Elland Street pitch, he captioned it: “Yesterday I’ve let my group down at a vital time of the sport and there’s no excuses for my behaviour.
“I am deeply sorry and want to apologise to the followers, my team-mates, my coach and everybody else on the membership.”
The referee consulted the pitch-side monitor and rapidly brandished the purple cardCredit score: Kevin Quigley-The Day by day Mail
Leeds star Alioski was left clutching his face on the turfCredit score: PA:Press Affiliation
He instructed BBC: “It’s unacceptable. Unacceptable.
“At this degree you can’t do it.”
On the outcome, Arteta added: “Contemplating how early we obtained Pepe despatched off we now have to take it.
“I by no means like a draw however within the circumstances it is a level. It’s unacceptable.
“The primary half there have been two totally different intervals. The sport broke a bit, we began to provide the ball away and led to them having the area to interrupt.
“The second half it was a matter of defending effectively and staying affected person and utilizing the tempo of our gamers within the area they had been leaving.”