Darren Bent compares Pepe to two Manchester United players combined

Nicolas Pepe has often been considered a poor signing by Arsenal after he failed to justify why the Gunners broke their transfer record to add him to their squad.

Mikel Arteta’s side has been looking for a new home for him in this summer, confirming that he no longer has a chance of wearing their shirt again.

Pepe has gotten a lot of stick from football fans in general, but Darren Bent fought back for him recently by revealing he has better stats than Jadon Sancho and Antony of Manchester United combined.

Both attackers also play on the wing and have struggled to make meaningful impacts since they moved to United.

Pepe has played 112 games, scored 27 goals and provided 21 assists for Arsenal, while Sancho and Antony combined have 20 goals and 9 assists from 127 games.

In defending the Ivorian, Darren Bent said on Talk Sport

“Pepe at Arsenal 112 games, scored 27 goals and provided 21 assists, while Sancho and Antony combined at Manchester United have 20 goals and 9 assists from 127 games.

“And you are saying Pepe is the biggest flop, look at his stats compared to them two.”

Just Arsenal Opinion

Pepe has gotten too much stick for not meeting expectations at Arsenal, but the Ivorian did well, considering these stats.

However, because we broke our transfer record to sign him, he needs a change of scenery and a spell out of the limelight will help him.

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  1. Pepe is not a flop. I know we paid a lot of money for him. But, it’s not his fault we a huge fee for him. I would rather we kept him than pay him to leave since he is on the last year of his contract.

    1. he is a flop. even if we paid 5m for him he is a flop. he is just a mediocre player. horrible first touch, ok dribbler but not a smart dribbler, always dribbling in the wrong places and killing promising attacks, lazy and not tracking back means he is unreliable at the top level. For a high press high tempo football Arteta plays playing Pepe is like playing with 10 men. In Nice, low level midtable France team he could not perform. So come on.

  2. As pretty much the same stats as Havertz as well ,wonder if he should be called a flop also
    As for admartins turn around on his JA opinion ,looks like someone got a telling off after his last article 😂.
    He might be a flop but IMO he wasn’t given the chances say Viera as who I can honestly say is definitely one .

  3. And to think Darren Bent is a former professional player. So he obviously knows what he is talking about. STATS DON’T LIE!!

  4. Think so too Dan & rightfully so. He deserved it. He was totally biased against Pepe. Its only paramount to democracy to listen & be articulate of views from both sides of the spectrum.

    I just hope he is totally rehabillitated. I hate to think how miserable he would be if Pepe should stay.

  5. Pepe as a winger is a good player with his output and not his fault ASF overpaid for him. He is one of fewer players who can take players on when needed and has close control.
    Leave him a lone, pls

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