Pundit says Arsenal man will be worse off at a smaller Premier League club

Frank McAvennie doesn’t think a move to a smaller club like Leeds United will make Nicolas Pepe better.

The attacker has struggled to make an impact at the Emirates since he moved to Arsenal in 2019.

He has now been made available for sale by the Gunners and Leeds has been named as one club that wants to add him to their squad.

The attacker should ideally do well for the Whites because there would be fewer expectations to succeed there.

However, McAvennie believes it is easier to succeed at a bigger club like the Gunners.

He tells Football Insider:

“He’s blowing hot and cold Pepe, do you want that at Leeds?

“If he doesn’t do it in a team like Arsenal who are top half of the table and have been since he’s been there.

“Arsenal had been under a wee bit of pressure last season because of some of the performances and if he thinks that’s pressure, when he goes to Leeds he’ll know what pressure is. They demand it every game. They want to stay in the Premier League, that’s what the fans want.”

Just Arsenal Opinion

Pepe has been so poor he needs to leave Arsenal this summer. The Ivorian is simply the wrong fit for us and he clearly cannot get into this team again.

It would be hard to make good money from his sale because his performance for the club has been poor.

However, we have to try our best to help a suitor gamble on him so we can free ourselves from paying all his salary.

Tags Frank McAvennie Nicolas Pepe

6 Comments

  1. The obvious main problem with McAVENNIES view that Pepe will do better with us than with LEEDS, is that IF he stays with us , then he will not play much atall(quite rightly) and so can hardly expect to anything much at all with us!

    That seems to be something extremely obvious that has not occurred to not so super Mac!
    At LEEDS, IF HE GOES THERE , HE WILL ALMOST CERTAINLY PLAY, and therefore he has a least a chance of doing better there than being on our bench, at best!

    Martin at least has it right; he needs to go and for our sake ASAP!

  2. I am really hoping he doesn’t rock up at ER. He did virtually nothing for you lot. You way overpaid for him and he is simply overrated. Just face it. if he could cut it in the PL you lot would not be looking at getting rid

    1. Actually, according to some Arsenal fans the problem is that Arteta has not used Pepe properly. So why don’t your lot put in a bid so that your great manager can take him and bring out the best in him.

  3. I don’t think pepe has been poor with us. Inconsistency has played a fair role in him being averagely decent.

  4. Statistically Pepe made more chances and goals per minutes on the pitch, last season than any other Arsenal player. So those who say he doesn’t produce or is inconsistent are not seeing the truth.

  5. Pepe is a good player who has shown quality, and I don’t think it is his fault or Arteta’s fault, I think his strengths just doesn’t fit the current style of Arsenal. He will probably do better elsewhere.

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