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Arsenal legend Kanu claims Premier League sides are ‘already afraid’ of Nicolas Pepe

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Kanu has been impressed with Arsenal summer signing Nicolas Pepe
has been impressed with Arsenal summer time signing (Picture: Getty)

Arsenal legend Kanu believes opposition groups are ‘already afraid’ of summer time signing Nicolas Pepe.

Pepe joined the Gunners in a club-record £72million deal from Lille final month and the 24-year-old ahead has gone on to make 4 appearances within the Premier League.

The Ivorian has been thrown proper in on the deep finish, making his full debut in Arsenal’s 3-1 defeat away at Liverpool earlier than enjoying alongside Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as Unai Emery’s aspect drew 2-2 with north London rivals Tottenham.

While Pepe is but to seek out the online for his new membership, he has impressed former Arsenal striker Kanu together with his promising early showings within the English prime flight this season.

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‘He’s a superb participant,’ Kanu informed Goal.

‘He’s acquired quick ft and I believe he can unlock groups. He can rating and he can help.

‘The league right here is completely totally different from each different league so it takes time for any individual coming in to carry out the best way they’ve for his or her different golf equipment however I believe he will do properly for us as a result of now he is getting extra sport time and I consider he will complement the opposite two strikers.

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Pepe is yet to open his account for the Gunners
Pepe is but to open his account for the Gunners (Picture: Getty)

‘If you watch him you’ll be able to see he is a very good footballer and his ft are very fast. He goes to attain objectives and he goes to play properly.

‘I consider that groups are already afraid of him after a number of video games.

‘They are scared of what he can do and what he can offer. He’s an excellent addition.’

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Kanu wants Arsenal fans to be patient with the Ivory Coast international
Kanu desires Arsenal followers to be affected person with the Ivory Coast worldwide (Picture: Getty)

Kanu has urged supporters to be affected person with Pepe because the attacker adapts to enjoying in a brand new system below Emery.

‘As a striker you want to create chances,’ Kanu added.

‘If you keep missing them it doesn’t matter. The most essential factor is to maintain creating the probabilities as a result of the objectives will certainly come.

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‘People have to know that he has come from a special nation, every thing is new. He has new team-mates and the coach will certainly need him to play totally different. All this counts.

‘But a superb footballer is at all times a superb footballer. He will get significantly better and he will rating objectives for us. He brings us one thing totally different to the opposite two strikers.

‘I want to just tell him to keep doing what he is doing.’

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