Arsenal's run of four consecutive victories came to an abrupt halt on Thursday evening at the Emirates.
The Gunners were held to a 0-0 draw by Crystal Palace and it was the visitors who had the better chances on the night, despite having only 32% of the possession.
James Tomkins saw a headed effort cannon off the crossbar, while Christian Benteke was thwarted by a sensational save from Bernd Leno.
Both of those opportunities came in the first half, with Palace sitting far deeper in the second period to preserve a priceless point on the road.
It was a tactic that worked wonders for Roy Hodgson, as Arsenal simply couldn't get close to breaching their opponent's defensive line.
The Gunners had just four shots on target during the game, a woefully low number for a team with aspirations of playing Champions League football in the not too distant future.
Pepe was totally anonymous after entering the fray on 65 minutes and a rather embarrassing stat has now emerged about the £36m-rated winger after his latest suspect display.
According to the ever-reliable @Orbinho, the 25-year-old has failed to create a single chance from open play in the Premier League this season.
He has managed 12 shots on goal during his 479 minutes of game time in the English top-flight, though...
"Absolutely atrocious player," one Arsenal fan replied to the post.
"I can't believe I'm saying this but Gervinho is actually clear," another frustrated supporter added.
"At least he was cheap," a third Gunners fan sarcastically replied.
Arsenal fans seem to be losing faith in the £72m signing from Lille and it's easy to understand why when an attacking player who cost such a large sum of money cannot create chances for the team.
Pepe just doesn't look capable of adapting to the harsh demands of the English game and it wouldn't be a surprise if he left north London in the summer.News Now - Sport News