Nicolas Pepe tenders apology to Arsenal fans after headbutt incident against Leeds United

Nicolas Pepe tenders apology to Arsenal fans after headbutt incident against Leeds United

- Nicolas Pepe has tendered his apologies to Arsenal fans after he was sent off at Leeds

- The Gunners striker headbutted Ezgjan Alioski and was sent off at Elland Road

- The Ivorian will miss December games against Wolves, Tottenham Burnley

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Nicolas Pepe has apologized for his unruly behaviour during Arsenal's draw with Leeds United at Elland Road in the past weekend.

The Ivorian striker headbutted Leeds wing-back Ezgjan Alioski and he was sent off in the process after the referee confirmed the incident on the VAR.

Nicolas Pepe tenders apology to fans after headbutt incident against Leeds United
Nicolas Pepe tenders apology to fans after headbutt incident against Leeds United. Photo by Paul Ellis
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Pepe wrote on Instagram:

“Yesterday I have let my team down at a crucial time of the game and there is no excuses for my behaviour.
“I am deeply sorry and would like to apologise to the fans, my team-mates, my coach and everyone else at the club.”

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The Gunners had to play the rest of the remaining 40 minutes with a one-man short and were lucky to come out of the fixture without conceding.

And Mikel Arteta has come out to condemn Pepe's conduct claiming the 25-year-old's conduct at Elland Road was unacceptable.

Arsenal who once topped the league in the opening few matches of the new season are now struggling at the bottom half of the log.

The 25-year-old will now face a three-match ban ahead of the hectic December schedule of matches.

The clashes against Wolves, the north London derby with high-flying Tottenham and the trip to Burnley are three of the matches Pepe would miss for Arsenal before Christmas.

It is now left for Arteta to select if the Ivorian international will play in their Europa League clash away at Molde.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Mikel Arteta has condemned Nicolas Pepe's headbutt incident during Arsenal's 0-0 draw against Leeds United at Elland Road.

The Cote d'Ivoire international headbutted Ezgjan Alioski after he was frustrated by the Macedonian star all through the game.

And the Gunners had to play with ten men for the remaining 40 minutes and were lucky to escape with a point.

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