first_imgAdvertisement Emery: Victory over Bournemouth ‘one more step’ towards consistencyTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 11:48FullscreenEmery: Victory over Bournemouth ‘one more step’ towards consistency is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.MORE: Ben Stokes slams ‘irresponsible’ domestic abuse claims following images as Piers Morgan defends cricketer Nicolas Pepe has had a slow start in the Premier League since joining Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Wilfried Zaha has urged fans to be patient with Nicolas Pepe and insists he has ‘nothing but faith’ in his Ivory Coast team-mate succeeding at Arsenal.Earlier this summer, it appeared Zaha, 26, could be on his way to the Emirates but Arsenal’s £40million offer for winger was turned down, with Crystal Palace holding out for a fee of around £80m.The Gunners went on to sign Pepe from Lille in a club-record £72m deal and the 24-year-old forward has made 10 appearances under Unai Emery this season.Though Pepe has notched up a goal and two assists for Arsenal thus far, his displays have been met with criticism from supporters and pundits.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisement Wilfried Zaha sends message to Nicolas Pepe after poor start at Arsenal Pepe has scored one goal for the Gunners (Picture: Getty)Zaha admits his ‘head was a bit all over the place’ in the summer amid strong interest from Arsenal and Everton.‘I had to put my head down and play my football,’ Zaha said.‘I would have been hindering my own progress by moaning and not wanting to perform properly.‘I have too much respect for my manager, the fans and my teammates to treat them that way.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘It was a thing where “okay, this hasn’t happened but I’ve got to get on with it”.‘I’ve got to prove every time that I’m the top player I claim to be so I had to get over that quickly.‘Obviously my head was a bit all over the place at the beginning of the season but I had to nail down and just get on with it because the team deserved that.’ Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 9 Oct 2019 11:12 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.9kShares Comment Zaha himself was heavily linked with a move to Arsenal this summer (Picture: Getty)Asked how Pepe will fare this season after his slow start in Arsenal colours, Zaha told BBC Africa: ‘I see the social media, I see everything and it’s a thing where he needs time.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘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‘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 and I’ve seen the talent he’s got, but not everyone sees it.’last_img

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