Nicolas Pepe is one player Arsenal didn’t need!
Am I the only one who has been wandering what Pepe’s impact has been at the club so far? Hope I won’t be too harsh on Pepe if I asked what his purpose at Arsenal was? I feel Pepe was just a stupid show of intent! If we really wanted to show our intentions to win the league, then we should have signed a world class defender who we really needed, and not another attacker; that we never lacked.
Thank goodness I am not the only one who has questioned our summer business; Danny Murphy, a former England international, has also come out to question how we would splash so much money to strengthen a department that never really needed strengthening.
“Recruitment is poor,” he said on Sky Sports’ The Debate yesterday “They went and spent £70million on a winger who only had one good season.
“They didn’t need any attacking players as they had two of the best strikers in Europe.”
You are absolutely spot on Danny! Apart from having two of the best strikers in Europe, we also had and still having attacking ammunitions from the midfield and the wing. Last season, we had Alex Iwobi who was a good squad material. Selling Iwobi and buying Pepe, was not a wise piece of business to me. We could have spent such huge amount of money to strengthen our defence and defensive midfield department, and kept Alex Iwobi for at least another year. Who is on this with me?
Nicolas Pepe may turn out to be an excellent acquisition but time and patience, are not his allies at this particular time at Arsenal. Nicolas Pepe may have lit up the French league last season, but as far I am concerned, we were too much in a hurry to splash so much money on a one-season wonder. Who is really in charge of finances at Arsenal? Does he need financial support?
At this critical time of the season, we need players who can make an impact and from the look of things, Pepe has not proven to be such a player.
Sylvester Kwentua (Lagos Gooner)