Pepe whose transfer from Lille to Arsenal made him Africa's most expensive signing was officially Arsenal's 200th player in the league. Some players maybe they can play less with that situation and can leave.
"Maybe we chose to be more competitive in each position, at centre-back with David Luiz, with another player in the middle with (Dani) Ceballos, with Kieran Tierney, with (Nicolas) Pepe". "And I think the conclusion of that was that he moved on", Lampard told reporters yesterday.
The 32-year-old spent six-and-a-half seasons across two spells with the Blues, winning six major trophies, including the Premier League and Champions League.
'And then I had to make a decision and we do as a club, of what's important for us here as well. Luiz is likely to get a hostile response should he appear for the Gunners when they next play against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
"Obviously I'm injured now, but I'm just looking forward to getting back on the pitch, training and getting involved with the squad", he said.
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Gael Monfils and Roberto Bautista Agut will also meet after wins over Hubert Hurkacz and Richard Gasquet respectively. Thiem will next face eight-seeded Daniil Medvedev of Russian Federation , who beat Cristian Garin of Chile 6-3, 6-3.
Celtic rebuffed interest in Callum McGregor after Lennon's predecessor, Brendan Rodgers, launched a late attempt to take the midfielder to Leicester. It was just an approach, no bid. "In the first 15 minutes there were a few bad habits creeping in that we want to eradicate".
Manager Unai Emery says Arsenal can challenge for a top-four place in the Premier League despite admitting more players could leave before the European transfer deadlines.
Arsenal finished 5 in the last season. They are about doing things the right way. I don't have ones and twos and threes, I have people competing for the position.
"As you can understand, we are changing players at the last moment and also with Laurent Koscielny, he was the first captain, and he left us five days ago".
"He is finding it hard to get in the squad at the minute but it's very early days and once the season goes on you will imagine Scott will make a contribution", said Lennon, whose side travel to Motherwell on Saturday.