Marcelo Bielsa praised the Arsenal regarding the transfer record-breaking decision to get Nicolas Pepe this season. Bielsa knows Pepe will be an important player for the Gunners in time.
This 24-year-old Winger had stolen the attention of many big clubs, but in the end, it was Arsenal who managed to get it. Not easy, Arsenal had to spend 72 million pounds to seduce Lille.
The nominal is clearly not small. In fact, Pepe is the most expensive player in club transfer history. Arsenal finally followed the steps of the other big clubs in forming teams.
Bear the status of the most expensive player in the history of club transfer, of course, Pepe must meet a number of expectations that are fairly high. Arsenal fans are waiting for the action.
Unfortunately, Pepe had difficulty under Unai Emery. Actually, this is natural, however, he must adapt to the rigors of the Premier League.
However, Arsenal fans cannot be patient for too long. Pepe is considered a failure and does not deserve to be the most expensive player status.
This condition is certainly difficult for Pepe, who was slowly knocked out on the bench.
Fortunately, the arrival of Mikel Arteta brought a breath of fresh air to many Arsenal players, including Pepe. He again got the chance to prove himself.
Now, ahead of the Arsenal vs. Leeds United duel in the FA Cup third round, Pepe also received a decent compliment from the opposing team’s coach, Marcelo Bielsa.
Bielsa believes that Arsenal has brought in special players. He knows Pepe well because Bielsa was the one who brought Pepe from Angers when he was still handling Lille.
‘Pepe is a great player with great resources and a goalscorer. He is a player who can damage the balance of the game,’ Bielsa told Metro.
Furthermore, Bielsa believes that Arsenal need not worry about Pepe’s difficulties seen in the instability of his performance. He knew Pepe only needed time to understand English football.
‘He has extraordinary abilities, you see a lot of abilities in one player, the price is 72 million pounds. It’s only a matter of time until he shows every ability,’ said Bielsa.