Some Arsenal fans have taken to Twitter to criticise Nicolas Pepe, following the 1-0 win over Bournemouth.
The Ivory Coast international actually set up the game’s only goal with an impressive delivery from a corner, allowing David Luiz to head the ball home.
Pepe – a £72m signing from Lille – was also involved in an incident with Diego Rico that could have seen a penalty awarded to the Gunners, with Martin Atkinson’s refusal to hand the north Londoners a spot-kick not going down too well with some fans on Twitter.
Aside from that, the 24-year-old failed to have a shot on target, and was also dispossessed three times while also having four unsuccessful touches.
Pepe is also yet to score a goal for the Gunners from open play – his penalty against Aston Villa is his only goal for the club so far.
Let’s take a look at what the Arsenal fans on Twitter have been saying about their club-record signing…
Yes we won, yes we are 3rd in the league, but we are playing terribly!
No creativity, yet we dont need Ozil
Xhaka is captain, but is absolute garbage
Guendouzi is the best player on the pitch most weeks
Pepe needs to level up
Auba needs better service!#AFC
— The Adidas Era (@AFC_AdidasEra) October 6, 2019
Average performance but got the job done. Pepe is a fraud #AFC
— Matt Page (@M_Pagey) October 6, 2019
I would like to see some improvement from nick Pepe. Thank you #afc
— Kevin C (@drkencham) October 6, 2019
— B E L O V E D (@realOgbeni) October 6, 2019
— Swagnificient ?? (@OLUE1) October 6, 2019
And I know it’s early in his Arsenal career but Jesus it has to be said Pepe has been consistently terrible.
— JW (@jwzip) October 6, 2019