Give him time, he will perform – Zaha backs Pepe

Crystal Palace winger, Wilfried Zaha has told Arsenal fans to give Nicolas pepe time following his club-record deal from Lille.

Zaha who was linked with a move to Arsenal but the price chased away the North London side which heads them to his Ivory Coast team-mate.

24-year-old Pepe joined the Gunners in a club-record fee of £72million on installment on August 1st, 2019.

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The Ivorian International presently tops Arsenal’s club record-fee signings ahead of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette.

Pepe who hasn’t been performing up to the expectations of the supporters has caused thoughts on the player.

Zaha believed that his international team-mate can perform wonders and has called on the fans to give him time to adapt.

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“I see the social media, I see everything and it’s a thing where he needs time. He’s come from another league, he’s young.

“There’s this price tag that he has not put on himself, people have put that on him because of his performances, so you’ve got to give him time for him to reproduce that, it’s not going to come like that.

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“I have got nothing but faith in him, I’ve got confidence that he will produce the same thing that he did before, because we both play for Ivory Coast, I’ve seen the talent he’s got, but not everyone sees it,” Zaha told the BBC.

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