Former Nigeria international and Arsenal legend Nwankwo Kanu has urged the club supporters to be patient with new signing Nicolas Pepe.
Signs of unhappiness are gradually growing as the attacker has yet to adapt to playing in a new system under Unai Emery.
The Ivorian joined the Gunners in a club-record £72million deal from Lille last month and the 24-year-old forward has gone on to make four appearances in the Premier League.
“He’s a good player, he’s got fast feet and I think he can unlock teams. He can score and he can assist,” Kanu told Goal.
“The league here is totally different from every other league so it takes time for somebody coming in to perform the way they have for their other clubs but I think he will do well for us because now he is getting more game time and I believe he will complement the other two strikers.
“If you watch him you can see he is a really good footballer and his feet are very quick. He is going to score goals and he is going to play well.
“I believe that teams are already afraid of him after a few games. They are scared of what he can do and what he can offer. He’s a very good addition.”
The Ivorian has been thrown right in at the deep end, making his full debut in Arsenal’s 3-1 defeat away at Liverpool before playing alongside Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as Emery’s side drew 2-2 with north London rivals Tottenham.
While Pepe is yet to find the net for his new club, he has impressed former Arsenal striker Kanu.
He said, “As a striker you want to create chances, if you keep missing them it doesn’t matter. The most important thing is to keep creating the chances because the goals will definitely come.
“People have to understand that he has come from a different country, everything is new. He has new team-mates and the coach will definitely want him to play differently. All these counts.
“But a good footballer is always a good footballer. He will get much better and he will score goals for us. He brings us something different to the other two strikers.
“I want to just tell him to keep doing what he is doing.”