Robert Pires has maintained his outlook for Nicolas Pepe. He insisted that Arsenal forward Robert Pires is a good player. He urged the supporters of the club to support the forward player who is getting a difficult start in the season.
Arsenal has surpassed many top clubs to sign Pepe in August along with Ivorian become their all-time record sign in the process. He joined the club in a deal of £72m from Lille. People raised expectations for Pepe after he hit 22 goals in the last season in Ligue 1, but Pires started his career with Arsenal slowly. He contributed a solitary assist in five PL matches. The present pundit of Sky Sports Charlie Nicholas comments about the performance of Pepe in the 2-2 draw opposite Watford as ‘dreadful’ but he insisted that he needed time to adapt.
Speaking in an interview Pires said, ‘While playing with Lille, he was a great player and fantastic. In the last season, he played really well and turned as one of the best players. He scored 21 goals from 22 goals.
This season he is playing in the Premier League for Arsenal. His performance was not as expected. He said he needed some time to adapt. It is difficult, so I want to pass my message to fans that you have to keep the patient with Pepe. He resumed his performance after Pepe turned as one of the most demanding players in European football in summer after they fired Lille to finish at the second place in Ligue 1. He made 22 goals and helped in 11 in total. Pepe delivered promising performance on his full debut. Although he has not looked as accomplished now, but he will improve with time as he himself has said, he needs time to adapt.