Arsenal fans are standing by Nicolas Pepe after a tweet was shared showing the number of chances created in the team this season.
According to a user on Twitter, the summer signing has created the most chances for the club this season with 12.
The Ivorian has been taking fire from all angles after his £72m move from Lille in the summer.
Following the game away to Manchester United, Sky Sports pundit Roy Keane blasted the Ivory Coast international, claiming his body language was bad and said Bukayo Saka looked more like the £72m forward (Sky Sports via The Mirror).
Pepe has struggled with the north London giants this season, scoring just one goal and assisting two in his 10 games across the Premier League and Europa League (via Transfermarkt).
After the revelation of the statistic about the number of chances created this season, fans launched a defence of their summer signing as they took to Twitter to react.
Here is a selection of tweets from Gooners:
Alleged Flop doing Non Flop things
— Emmanuel Oketokun (@EOketokun) October 19, 2019
I love pepe he is baller once he get couple of goals the man will be on fire
— Monica Rossi (@formamigliore) October 19, 2019
I love Pepe so much….die hard fan
— wonder⚪ (@DannyWonder4) October 19, 2019
Pepe is poor they said
— Mohammed10🇵🇸 (@GrMohammed10) October 19, 2019
I see a few fans saying “chances created” is a fan boy stat when it’s Özil’s chances created that are being discussed
— Laface [ ] (@Laface88) October 19, 2019
Just waiting for goals now
— Reagan Ospar59 (@ROspar59) October 19, 2019
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