Pepe reveals why he is struggling at Arsenal

Arsenal forward, Nicolas Pepe, has admitted he is struggling for confidence.

Much was expected of the Ivory Coast international, after the Gunners shattered their transfer record by agreeing to pay £72million over five years for him.

Pepe has endured a difficult start to his Premier League career, scoring just once, a penalty against Aston Villa, from his eight appearances so far.

Against Manchester United, he conceded possession on 17 occasions at Old Trafford and was taken off with 16 minutes remaining, replaced by youngster Reiss Nelson.

“[My start] It’s not been easy, we must tell the truth.

“I’m not good enough in my stats or my usual form, it’s not the same as in Lille or during the Liverpool match early in the season.

“The confidence must come back. I am not very worried. People may be worried about statistics, but I’m not.

“I have to keep working because the level is different, so is the language. It’s a new championship for me. I have to adapt quickly but it will not be long,” Pepe told RMC.

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