Nicolas Pepe needs time to find form and he is worth the wait
There is nothing wrong with questioning the performances of Nicolas Pepe. It is a valid thing to do, however, that does not mean that one should run out of patience.
If Pepe does not have a good game we reflect that in his player ratings and in articles but we also accept that some players need time.
It seems that Pepe is one such player, he has not hit the ground running and it will be a timely process. But when he does find his feet then the fireworks will begin.
We all know the stories about some players taking a long time to settle, Henry and Bergkamp are much-used examples of this. Then there are players that hit form from day one and players that never make it.
Which category Pepe is in we will have to wait and see but the evidence is that he will be a success and we will just have to wait for it.
How long is the big question and only Unai Emery will know the answer to that one, however, I get the impression he will give the 24-year-old all the time he needs.
It is difficult to be patient, especially when other players are playing so well and probably deserve a call-up but Pepe is so good he is worth the investment of time.
Arsenal is doing just fine right now with Pepe yet to make his breakthrough, imagine how good it will be when he does.
So criticise his performances all you want but continue to show patience, he is worth it.