Jenas opens up and rips into Arsenal’s record-breaking transfer deal for Pepe
Jermaine Jenas has opened up and described Nicolas Pepe’s signing as “bad business” for Arsenal.
Pepe was signed by the Arsenal last summer in hope that he could come in and be a real superstar for the side, especially after an impressive season saw him break the 20-goal barrier last season.
But so far Arsenal fans have only seen glimpses on how good Pepe could be, with his performances lacking conviction and quality in the first half of the season for the club.
He has been hit and miss since the re-start of the football and now fans are starting to believe that he is not worth that £72 million and the money spent by the board could have been used in a better way.
When asked if Pepe would be considered among the league’s biggest flops from last summer transfer window when taking his £72m fee into account, Jenas said on the SUN: “Oh yeah. That’s up there with Joelinton.
“It is the money, it is as simple as that. The amount of money spent on him in terms of what he has delivered and what you can actually see.
“A lot of people talk about Thierry Henry’s first season at Arsenal and it didn’t quite go for him straight away.
“They kind of lean on that a lot in these type of signings.
“But I’ve just not seen it with this particular player and it looks like bad business.”
Pepe was supposed to be a player that would bring in some quality to this Arsenal attack, but he has not done that.
Yes he does have the talent, but there is a reason why a player that could bang in goals for fun just 12 months ago but struggle, and that is because the Premier League is simply too hard for him and he cannot cope.
But with a little patience, he could come good…but Mikel Arteta needs to be patient and so do the fans.
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