Nicolas Pepe took over the penalty duties in the 3-2 comeback win against Aston Villa with Arsenal manager Unai Emery revealing that Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang handed the spot-kick to the Ivorian.
Aubameyang is Arsenal's designated penalty taker but passed the ball to the Ivorian with the Gabonese forward scoring a late free-kick to secure three points for the Gunners.
Speaking after the win over Villa, Emery was asked about Pepe taking the penalty ahead of Aubameyang, "Today it was a very big decision from Aubameyang to let [Pepe] shoot."
The win takes Arsenal back into fourth in the table, two points behind second-placed Manchester City but face a daunting task away to Manchester United in their next league game.
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