Mikel Arteta has backed Nicolas Pepe to develop and contribute extra to Arsenal after what has been a comparatively sluggish begin to his profession in North London.
5 objectives and 5 assists might be under the expectations folks had when he arrived in a £72m blaze of glory throughout the summer time, however the boss believes the 24 12 months outdated isn’t the primary and gained’t be the final to seek out adaptation to English soccer a problem.
He’s additionally made it clear that it’s a part of his work to get the perfect out of him by establishing the staff in a manner which permits the winger to play to his strengths.
“To begin with he wants the appropriate construction behind him to have the ability to present the moments of high quality and profitable video games, whether or not it’s assists, objectives, dribbles or no matter it’s,” mentioned Arteta.
“Afterwards he must have a a lot clearer image of the issues which might be occurring on the pitch, why they’re occurring and the way he can clear up them. I feel he’s within the technique of doing that.”
The Spaniard additionally believes consistency and larger understanding of the Premier League will see him flourish.
“He hasn’t performed 12 or 15 video games in a row, which is an enormous factor for a participant in these positions that are tougher on the pitch to make an affect in video games, he must earn that along with his performances,” he continued.
“He was in France and was one of many largest stars within the league. He made an unimaginable 12 months. He comes right here and lots of people didn’t even know him and also you paid that price ticket.
“So for him to place his mind into this image and clear up all this isn’t simple. And he’s a very younger participant.
I hope that we are able to see enchancment from now till the top of the season. In the event you undergo the record of high gamers which have joined this nation, how disappointing they have been for the primary 10, 12 months and the way unimaginable they have been for the subsequent 5…
“I feel we might have an enormous record right here as a result of it’s not simple to adapt to this league, however he’s put within the effort and he’s keen to do it, and it’ll come out.”