Nwankwo Kanu thinks the Premier League are already growing afraid of Nicolas Pepe, who he feels is a very good addition to Arsenal.
Nicolas Pepe has had a bit of a baptism of fire in the Premier League with Arsenal.
Excluding his very brief cameo against Newcastle, Pepe’s played 45 minutes of a game against Burnley when the Gunners had just conceded an equaliser, then started against Champions League finalists Liverpool and Spurs.
In both games, Arsenal spent the majority of the game chasing an opposition lead, which is hardly ideal for a forward.
All the same, an assist against Spurs and a quick rise to the top of the Premier League dribbling charts shows promise, and former Gunner Kanu thinks the winger will be a success with his new club.
“He’s a good player,” Kanu told Goal (via Metro). “He’s got fast feet and I think he can unlock teams. He can score and he can assist.
“If you watch him you can see he is a really good footballer and his feet are very quick. He is going to score goals and he is going to play well.
“I believe that teams are already afraid of him after a few games. They are scared of what he can do and what he can offer. He’s a very good addition.”
The one thing Pepe is lacking at the moment is a goal. He’s had plenty of chances falling his way, but he just hasn’t found the finishing touch to get himself going this season.
Kanu doesn’t think that’s going to be a problem long term, as the main thing you want as a forward is to keep making those opportunities for yourself as Pepe has been so far.
“As a striker, you want to create chances,” Kanu continued. “If you keep missing them it doesn’t matter. The most important thing is to keep creating the chances because the goals will definitely come.
“He will get much better and he will score goals for us. He brings us something different from the other two strikers. I want to just tell him to keep doing what he is doing.”