Former Arsenal forward Kanu has been having his say on Arsenal related subjects and while a couple of days ago his comments about Arsenal selling Alex Iwobi were received less than enthusiastically his comments on Arsenal’s new signing Nicolas Pepe are sure to get a better response.
Kanu is of the opinion that opponents of Arsenal are already afraid of Pepe and that it is only a matter of time before he starts finding the back of the net on a regular basis.
‘He’s a good player,’ Kanu told Goal.
‘He’s got fast feet and I think he can unlock teams. He can score and he can assist.
‘The league here is totally different from every other league so it takes time for somebody coming in to perform the way they have for their other clubs but I think he will do well for us because now he is getting more game time and I believe he will complement the other two strikers.
‘If you watch him you can see he is a really good footballer and his feet are very quick. He is going to score goals and he is going to play well.
‘I believe that teams are already afraid of him after a few games.
‘They are scared of what he can do and what he can offer. He’s a very good addition.’
Kanu also urged patience and that it will take time for the Arsenal record signing to find his feet.
‘People have to understand that he has come from a different country, everything is new. He has new team-mates and the coach will definitely want him to play different. All this counts” Kanu added
‘But a good footballer is always a good footballer. He will get much better and he will score goals for us. He brings us something different to the other two strikers.
‘I want to just tell him to keep doing what he is doing.’
The signs are already there that Pepe will be a sensation in the Premier League, he has not quite got into his stride just yet but we have seen glimpses of his speed, dribbling and vision to know that it is just a matter of time before we start seeing the best that he has to offer.
The other teams in the Premier League will have seen the same thing and if they are not afraid of Pepe now, they soon will be, Kanu is absolutely right about that.