Arsenal winger missed an easy chance in loss to Sheffield United.
Arsenal winger Nicolas Pepe had a game where nothing came off for him in a defeat at Sheffield United.
The Blades won the match 1-0 with Lys Mousset scoring the winner.
Pepe had an easy chance in the first half, which he blew, miskicking the ball when it seemed easier to score.
Match of the Day host Gary Lineker chimed in on Pepe’s performance, and urged patience.
Not happening for Pepe at present, but he can play. Just needs time.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) October 21, 2019
Pepe certainly tried, and flashed a late effort wide when presented with an opening from the edge of the box. It was to his credit that he didn’t hide.
The Ivory Coast international became Arsenal’s record signing in the summer when the Gunners won the race to sign him from Lille.
So far his hefty price tag has increased the pressure and spotlight on him and he has not been able to live up to it.
Lineker calls for fans to be patient, but on a night where Arsenal slipped to a 1-0 loss, it’s not easy.