Updated: Aug 6, 2019
Gunners new recruit wont be rushed into action, but Emery is optimistic Pepe will be ready for the trip to Newcastle this coming Sunday.
Unai Emery is hoping Nicolas Pepe will be set to feature in Arsenal's opening Premier League clash against Newcastle United this coming Sunday.
The Spaniard said he will not rush the winger, who represented Ivory Coast in the Africa Cup of Nations this close season, having just arrived at the Emirates Stadium from Ligue 1 side Lille last week in a reported club-record £72million deal.
"[Pepe] has been training with us for two days and we thought it was better to continue training alone [rather than face Barca]," said Arsenal boss Emery as Goal quoted.
"[On Monday] we are going to have one training session together. Each day for him and for us is information we can save. We hope he can be available for this match [against Newcastle].
"With him, I want to be patient. He's in the same situation as the other players who have been coming in the last few days. For example, Lucas [Torreira], after one week training, had his first 10 minutes.
"With Pepe, it's the same. After training twice, I think it's better to be training, to be working with us, without playing the match."