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Arsenal: Fans criticise Nicolas Pepe after Watford showing

Arsenal: Fans criticise Nicolas Pepe after Watford showing

Many Arsenal fans have critiqued Nicolas Pepe for his time at the Emirates and his performance over the weekend as the Gunners slumped to a 2-2 draw at Watford.

Arsenal were 2-0 up within the first half thanks to two goals from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, however, some poor Arsenal defending and sustained pressure from Watford saw them rightfully earn a point at Vicarage Road, and they could have even hoped for more, considering they had 31 shots to seven – a club-record for Watford, per BBC.

Arsenal lined up with a 4-3-1-2, according to Transfermarkt, which included recent £72m signing Pepe playing as part of a two man attack.

The Frenchman, who signed for a whopping £72 million back in the summer transfer window, appeared in his fifth league game for Arsenal in only his third start, and despite WhoScored’s algorithm giving him a healthy 7.1/10 rating from his performance, many Arsenal fans were far less impressed.

A lot of fans on Twitter were critical of both Pepe’s performance and are starting to regret signing him this summer, with the Ivory Coast international still yet to open his account for goals and he only has one assist to his name.

Here are some of the responses below, including one fan calling Pepe an underweight Alex Iwobi, who left for Everton this summer…

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