Nicolas Pepe joined Arsenal from Lille in a club record deal worth £72 million this summer, as reported by The Guardian.
The 24-year old hasn’t exactly had the best starts to life in English football and is continuing to struggle in a physical league that is different to most.
He had another poor performance again last night as his side drew 1-1 away to Manchester United.
Pepe was a sought after talent and one of the clubs reportedly showing an interest before he joined Arsenal was Chelsea, as reported by many at the time including The Metro.
At the time there were many Chelsea supporters demanding that their club do all they can to bring the winger to Stamford Bridge, but right now, they’re feeling like they’ve dodged a bullet and saved themselves a chunk of money.
It’s safe to say that some Blues fans have started to admit a massive u-turn on their opinions on the Arsenal player.
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Pepe is Walcott from Uber eats.
Not my winger.
— MAH | (@matissearmani) September 30, 2019
No, it wouldn't. Yikes.
We 100%, saved £72m by not buying him.
— Terry Sazio (@sazio1984) September 30, 2019
People arguing about Pepe and Maguire not being worth the money while we’re chilling with superior players in Tomori and Hudson-Odoi for free. Beautiful stuff
— James (@FtblJames_) September 30, 2019
75m down the drain. Pepe is yet to impresse again
— Jvsh (@jvsh_GHBAWA) September 30, 2019
There was so much hype about Pepe & when Arsenal bought him it broke a few of my fellow Chelsea fans hearts. But the more I watch him the more I think maybe we were lucky that we didn’t buy him. Been so disappointing. #MUNARS
— Frank Khalid (@FrankKhalidUK) September 30, 2019
This fella was the most in demand player I see all summer! He makes Pulisic look like Hazard he has(so far)been that bad! https://t.co/5Iw1F5aFVr
— Reevesy (@DTReevesy) October 1, 2019
This is not being reactionary but Callum Hudson Odoi is better than Nicolas Pépé and that’s the absolute fact!
— Chelsea News ®️ (@CFCNewsReport) September 30, 2019
Pepe is a fraud, Chelsea’s transfer ban is a blessing in disguise on God, Na we for be the dumping ground of all these agbako players 😒
— N A S (@__nasarr) September 30, 2019
I'm glad Pepe never joined Chelsea
— Neneh Reece™ (@neneh_KE) September 30, 2019
Thank God Chelsea didn’t sign this Nicolas Scam Pepe 😂
— Big Engine, Big Name. (@greatwhizz10) September 30, 2019
Arsenal ruining another player’s career. Imagine my shock.
— Singh (@PBX1_ChelseaFC) October 1, 2019
I think Chelsea dodged a bullet with Pepe, he just looks terrible. Over hyped is probably the right phrase.
— . (@Chelsea_Based1) September 30, 2019
The same fans who wanted Chelsea to sign Nicolas Pepe are the same ones moaning Pulisic isn’t playing! This just shows
1. You don’t know everything about football and sometimes you are wrong
2. When you rush players into limelight before letting them adapt, the flop tag comes!
— 50 Shades Of Blue (@browneskin84) September 30, 2019