Former Arsenal player Paul Merson thinks that Nicolas Pepe’s ₤ 72m price tag is weighing too greatly on his shoulders following a below- par start to the season.
Former Arsenal midfielder Paul Merson does not understand what Nicolas Pepe gives the table at the Emirates Arena.
The 25-year-old recently struck the headings for all the incorrect factors after he got a straight red card at Leeds United for headbutting Ezgjan Alioski, although Pepe redeemed himself with an outstanding efficiency and a goal in the Europa League against Molde.
Nevertheless, Merson thinks that Pepe – who is currently serving a 3-game restriction in the Premier League – is not validating his ₤ 72m price tag and is out of his depth at the club.
Talking To the Daily Star, Merson stated: “Nicolas Pepe looks out of his depth and he’s going to need to do it against better teams than Molde to alter my opinion.
” I can comprehend how he got sent in the Leedsgame He’s been having a headache ever since he joined Arsenal and one Europa League goal in Norway won’ t modification that.
” He let his disappointment get the much better of him against Leeds and did something ridiculous with the headbutt, due to the fact that things have not been working out for him at Arsenal for months.
” He came in for ₤ 70-odd million. , if they ‘d purchased him for ₤ 20m no one would be groaning.. The
“I watch him play and I don’t know what he brings to the table. But it’s not his fault Arsenal are struggling.”
Pepe brings pressure, and he’s not been able to manage it.goals boasts 4 assists and 2 campaign in the existing competitions throughout all next, however the Ivory Coast international will miss out on as well month’s North London derby
as Sunday’s clash with Wolverhampton Wanderers.(*)