Emmanuel Frimpong has urged Arsenal to promote Nicolas Pepe if he doesn’t step up his recreation.
The Ivory Coast worldwide has disenchanted since becoming a member of the Gunners from Lille in the summertime of 2019 for a membership file price of £72million.
There have been unquestionable moments of high quality, however simply 13 objectives in 61 appearances has been a disappointing return for the entrance man, who has struggled to cement a spot in Arteta’s beginning XI.
Arsenal are having their worst begin to a Premier League season ever and their disastrous type continued in midweek as they crashed out of the Carabao Cup with a 4-1 defeat to Manchester City.
And Frimpong has instructed Arteta ought to minimize ties with the Ivory Coast worldwide on account of his struggles to make an affect.
“After I have a look at Pepe, I don’t see any aggression and willpower,” Frimpong advised PlayOJO .
“When he makes a mistake, he smiles or laughs and for me, I discover that irritating.
“There was numerous hype about Pepe coming to Arsenal and he’s been very disappointing.
“He’s one other participant I believe must step up his recreation and if he doesn’t, we have to get him out and herald different gamers to assist push us up the desk.”
Arsenal at the moment are with out a home win since a 1-Zero victory at Manchester United on November 1 and sit 15th within the Premier League desk heading right into a Boxing Day London derby at house to Chelsea.
Video games towards Brighton, West Brom and Newcastle then comply with and Arteta is aware of it’s time for him and his gamers to handle the alarming slide in outcomes.
“Issues have to show round,” he advised Arsenal Media. “This can be a essential second for us within the season and now we have to do it this week.
“I’m actually feeling for the gamers, and clearly for our followers as a result of one thing is occurring each recreation for various causes. However we’d like outcomes.”