Arsenal fans are offering mixed reactions after Thierry Henry’s comments on the struggling winger Nicolas Pepe.
While one side of the fanbase agreed with their former legend, the other was less than pleased with his comments as they pointed out the Ivorian’s flaws and price tag.
Pepe has struggled to make his mark at the Emirates Stadium following his £72m move from Lille in the summer, having scored three goals from set-pieces and not a single goal from open play (via Transfermarkt).
That has prompted a defence from the club’s record goalscorer, who has claimed you are always ‘talked about’ when you arrive in the Premier League (via Yahoo Sport).
However, the Ivory Coast international isn’t getting much sympathy from pundit Roy Keane, who slammed the player for his poor body language shown since his arrival (Sky Sports via The Mirror).
Fans couldn’t be separated on their opinions after Henry’s comments on Pepe as they took to Twitter to react.
Here is a selection of tweets from the north London faithful:
Can someone please tell Legend Thierry Henry that £72m isn’t a price tag to forget!!! pic.twitter.com/tIoPmwulDu
— Capi (@ohiso1) November 14, 2019
I see where you’re coming from, but frankly he shows more promise then Pepe at the moment. I’m still giving Pepe some time as Henry even stated it might take him some time. But it has been over 2 months now and he still hasn’t scored from open play.
— Le African Gooner (@leafricangooner) November 15, 2019
Let’s admit it, he’s a flop no doubt about it
— Johnpaul Igbokwe (@Johnpau53860952) November 14, 2019
Now, price tag is no 1 in football. You have a big money, loyalty straight away comes in second. Hahahaha. In fact, the wage is ridiculous.
— M.Aizat (@ejtadnn) November 14, 2019
Pepe DO NOT LISTEN TO @rantsnbants
— UNAI OUT!!! (@EfazHussain1) November 14, 2019
@ThierryHenry is a legend. Best advice
— Mkhaba Wophuthu (@sanele69) November 14, 2019
He can only do wat he can afta da Sacking of Emery at Arsenal
— Aladin (@Aladin73955921) November 14, 2019
Should Arsenal have signed Zaha over Pepe?
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