Nicolas Pepe has become the first player to successfully dribble past Virgil van Dijk in his last 50 Premier League matches.
Arsenal’s club-record signing smashed Van Dijk’s impressive feat during the first half of Liverpool’s clash with Arsenal at Anfield
Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus dribbled his way past the Liverpool defender, 28, in the Community Shield clash earlier this month.
But a spokesperson for the FA came out to say that Jesus’ dribble didn’t officially count to the stats and Van Dijk’s record remained intact at the time.
Van Dijk’s record has now been shattered and fans have flooded social media with reactions to Pepe ending the Liverpool star’s long-running streak.
Meanwhile, it is worthy to note that the £75 million Defender hasn’t been dribbled past since Mikel Merino in March 2018 for Newcastle. Beaten.”