Nicolas Pepe £72 Million, Was It Overpayment For The Newly Signed Arsenal Youngster?

Nicolas Pepe formally played for Lille Osc and was a phenomenal player while he was with them, this made him a transfer Target for English clubs like Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United, Manchester United were not very interested, Chelsea unfortunately were limited by a two window transfer ban punishment. That automatically left Arsenal on the queue and they successfully signed him.

The 24 year old arrived at Arsenal after signing a Five year contract with Arsenal and fans expected so much from him.

However fans have been a little disappointed as the French player has not lived up to expectations. Haven netted just a goal in 7 matches and assisted just one goal, fans are beginning to doubt if he's the answer to Arsenal's prayers. Fans are beginning to think that they paid too much to him with the sum of £72 million which is equivalent to 32,101,607,772. Nigerian Naira.



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  • Nicolas Pepe is a good player that just needs time to adapt to the English premier league. English premier league is a tough league compared to the French league. With time he will start shining and scoring. It wasn't an over payment.

    - Chidera Collins - 2019-10-05 11:06:40 Quote

  • Pepe is a very good player with some much skills and creativity. English premier league is really  tough league compared to French league. Thus,  he just need some times to adapt  into the  pattern of the premier league. Up gunners howbeit am an arsenal fan, his deal was never over paid. Follow gunners keep calm and relax to see the best of Nicholas Pepe forthcoming. 

    - Ogbuji Ikechukwu - 2019-10-05 11:39:49 Quote

  • Nicolas Pepe is a good player with a lot of potential who just needs more time to adapt to the league, english premier league is the best in the world and can't be compared to other leagues so I don't think the money was a wasge, Pepe just needs more time to adapt thats all

    - Ogunfiditimi Olagoke - 2019-10-05 13:52:27 Quote

  • Nicolas Pepe is a good player with a lot of potential who just needs more time to adapt to the league, english premier league is the best in the world and can't be compared to other leagues so I don't think the money was a wasge, Pepe just needs more time to adapt thats all

    - Fadaini Alex - 2019-10-05 14:12:01 Quote

  • Pepe is an outstanding player who just needs more time to adapt he has great foot work and is very creative though he hasn't been hitting the back of the net lately doesn't mean he won't later on its his first time on the premier League so he just needs more time generally he is an outstanding player 

    - Ebube Igwegbo - 2019-10-05 14:35:59 Quote

  • Nicolas pepe is a good and fitted player, and he is a good player with different good character. But English premier leagues is tough league which is different from that one of French. To me his deal deserve the amount of price. I plead to Gunners followers to relax to see the best Nicolas pepe.

    - Oyekola Olamide - 2019-10-05 17:26:31 Quote

  • Though i am not an arsenal fan, but I just have to say the truth

    Nicolas pepe is no doubt an outstanding player with unique potentials and I believe the money spent on buying him into arsenal is not a waste of funds, I believe the moment he fully adapts into English league, he is gonna win English player of the year, and who knows, he might win the balloon d' or award in arsenal, hahaha

    - Osas Nice - 2019-10-05 17:59:14 Quote

  • Nicolas Pepe is worth every penny that Arsenal paid for him. I mean his composure with the ball at 24 is outstanding. Him having a goal and an assist this far is based on the entire squad not him alone. Arsenal is yet to get settled this season.

    - Kabiru Sadiq - 2019-10-05 18:08:14 Quote

  • In the world of football today and what the transfer market has turned to, the amount is not ridiculous considering the player performance throughout his last season at Lille where he was the main man for that team. But he's in a new environment and different league. So it may take some time before he adapt to the new environment and am very optimistic that he will come good.

    - Jimoh Oluwaseyi - 2019-10-05 18:08:59 Quote

  • I've not seen any player that joined EPL from another league and perform as expected in their first season. Pepe is a good player no doubt, he needs time to adapt to the system and style of play. EPL defenders are 'joyless' if you don't know. 😂 

    Today's football is all about money and when you don't boost your team with enough funds, you're out of the title race. So for me, they didn't over payed for him. 

    - Ikenna Henry Onyemekesi - 2019-10-05 19:20:28 Quote

  • Nicolas Pepe is a good player but I don't think he is the answer to Arsenal's prayer regardless of the difficulty of the league or whatsoever, he should have gotten one or two goals with the easy run of fixtures they've had so far in the league. He has only a goal and an assist to his name in 7matches that's bad for a player of his Calibre.

    - Kameel Itunu - 2019-10-05 20:00:06 Quote

  • Nicolas Pepe might have some setback with his debut season at Arsenal, but that does not make him to be underrated as an outstanding player, everyone know what he is capable of doing on the pitch, now is not the time to criticize him, there are some other big players that come to the premier league and failed to play as expected, so, Nicolas should be given some time to adapt to the premier league style 

    - Afolabi Omotosho - 2019-10-05 20:52:32 Quote

  • Pepe is still going to serve is purpose he just need some time to adapt and play what is expected of him, he'll play soon enough because i see he's striving so hard . He need to create some space for himself which will happen soon enough

    - Abdulganiyu Iniahm - 2019-10-05 21:11:37 Quote

  • He needs time. English football is very different from the league he came from so it is expected things will go this way. Same thing happening to hazard now. Let's give him two years before we can say this

    - Okereka Destiny Efejeror - 2019-10-05 21:16:22 Quote

  • It is no clandestine the immense talent hidden in Nicolas pepe, with the right coaching and management he could even achieve heights attained by former Lille star eden hazard. I advice that he should be giving more  time. They shouldn't make the same mistake Chelsea made with de bryune. 

    - Ehwarieme Jireh - 2019-10-05 21:28:54 Quote

  • Nicolas Pepe is a very good player, very young with a good potential in him, just that they should give him time to understand the EPL very well, and you will see the good potential coming out of him. Is just a mater of time.

    - Francis Emmanuel - 2019-10-05 21:45:13 Quote

  • Nicholas Pepe is a very good and young player with a lot of potential

    It is too early into the season to determine if he was worth the money or not, He still has a lot of games to play to prove his worth

    - Gray Ham - 2019-10-05 21:49:53 Quote

  • Nicolas Pepe is the right player for Arsenal. Just that the coach is not playing him with good midfielder. He uses three defending midfielder, so Pepe is always coming back to receive ball unlike when he was at Lille. I believe with time Pepe is gonna be the top discussion in EPL

    - Folorunsho Michael - 2019-10-05 23:53:33 Quote

  • Nicolas pepe is a very good player as he has proven in lille but i think he is been rushed into the premier league the best league in the world he should be bench for some games to understand the tempo of the premeir league

    - Ekene Ekene - 2019-10-06 01:09:46 Quote

  • Nicolas Pepe is a very good player he is new in English premier league so he needs or required sometimes to prove himself. English premier league is the toughest league in Europe so he needs more time to get addicted in there. If you see his touches you will know that he is good player and he required sometime

    - Sochi Nwankwo - 2019-10-06 06:11:22 Quote

  • I don't think it's an overpayment because he hasn't adapt to well in the English league, which is very competitive compared to other leagues,but in time,has one of the upcoming stars he become among the best in the league. 

    - Chukwu Samuel - 2019-10-06 07:52:04 Quote

  • Pepe is a very good player and has potential but because he is just new to the premier league, he still needs time to adapt to the environment and I believe with time as time goes on, he will be able to live up to expectations and prove he is worth the money. 

    - Akinwumi Kingsley - 2019-10-06 08:04:46 Quote

  • Nicolas Pepe is a phenomenal player, with great leg skills and he is also known for his pace and "nutmegs". But this is English premier league known for its toughness. The likes of Robinho who was one of the best player in the world at his prime came to Epl from the Spanish LA Liga giant Real Madrid and could not live up to fans expectations of him.

    I believe Nicolas Pepe is improving with every match, all that is left for him is to focus and avoid critics and to try to revive his confidence. Nicolas Pepe will be a force to reckon on very soon in the Epl.

    Nicolas Pepe is worth every penny of that £72 million. He just needs a little time to boost his confidence. 

    - Victory Bassey - 2019-10-06 08:30:16 Quote

  • Nicholas pepe is a good player that needs time in the English premier league to study how the game is. There is alot of competition (competiting) teams in the English premier league prefer to the French league that he come from. Buying him with such amount is not a waste, he just need to understand the game of England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 

    - Sunday Ayeni - 2019-10-06 08:57:31 Quote

  • Pepe is a great player but he didn't deserves that amount of money by buying him 72millon . arsenal made a mistake for buying him they suppose to use that money buy zaha because is a great player he have played for England about six years now and zaha is doing well  so many club want it even arsenal also go for him before pepe

    - Ifenna Ejiofor - 2019-10-06 09:23:07 Quote

  • I think they have to be patient for him, cos is too early to judge him now. He is a young player and very unique in his style of playing football, so i believe he has a lot to deliver for arsenal in the future. Even the pitch you can see how creative he can be, so you see is too early to judge him. So i advice them to give him more chance to prove himself.

    - Martins Adieza - 2019-10-06 11:32:38 Quote

  • I think he is not yet used to the English league unlike the French league he was playing before bt he is really good player and before he adapt to the English league might take a long time 

    - Ogunbode Tosin - 2019-10-06 12:28:46 Quote

  • It will be too early to decide or determined if he is good enough to help arsenal to rise well in the EPL. He has just played 7 matches and still has a  way to go to prove his worth in the team, he needs to understand the system of the EPL and the ways of the club and also be able to cope rate with his team members.

    - Onekeneke prince - 2019-10-06 12:50:51 Quote

  • Judging from the transfer market he is not he lost his confidence which is normal he just need to adapt very well wit the league and stop putting pressure on himself

    - Sakariyau Umar - 2019-10-06 13:00:58 Quote

  • Players just dont blend in. Pepe is a pretty good player, he was playing well in is former team. Now he is in a new team he has to learn the new tactics  of the team and new styles and ways of each player he would play with it,  he cant learn overnight. Its just a matter of time,  fans should calm down; very soon he'll become one of the star players of Chelsea. If he wasnt worth it he wont be that expensive. No player is a waste.

    - Oluwapelumi Adebayo - 2019-10-06 13:04:38 Quote

  • The excessive fees payed for some players have made it difficult for them to perform the way the want to, these fees make the fans become very demanding for the player and this pressure becomes more overtime. 

    And the moment the can't perform immediately they're singed the fans start questioning their abilities, players are humans and they all need time to be able to settle into new environments and teams. 

    - Amebeobari Agba - 2019-10-06 13:48:51 Quote

  • Well I don't think it an overpayment , cause the English league is not the type he play, so adapting to the pattern might take time for him to get it right, but when he finally do am sure arsenal are going to enjoy him 

    - ayomide Ayomide - 2019-10-06 19:15:56 Quote

  • I think he needs to be given More time to cope with premier league, to know how everything is been run in premiership, so he will improve as time goes on

    - Adekunle Victor - 2019-10-06 19:44:32 Quote

  • Nicolas pepe! Am an Arsenal fan actually and i like pepe style of play but even before he was signed Arsenal tried to sign Wilfried Zaha. In my own opinion i think the club should have sign Zaha, he is been playing in Epl for years. He is also very productive. 

    - Funke Olu - 2019-10-06 19:59:21 Quote

  • Nicolas pepe is a great player, young and talented but he needs time to adjust to the EPL. Arsenal didn't overpay for him even ousmane dembele did play to his standard in Dortmund but he was signed for 135M all he need is just time, he's not the first to come to EPL and not deliver many great players have come and not deliver.

    - Adegbemileke Alex - 2019-10-08 16:31:19 Quote

  • Nicolas Pepe is not a waste he just needs time to prove his worth in arsenal. Even Madrid Eden hazard and Juventus Mathis De Ligt are new signings but they haven't played well since the season began. This doesn't make them bad players, they just need time to adjust to the new style of playing

    - Daniel Asomugha - 2019-10-08 18:27:56 Quote

  • Nicolas Pepe is a good performing player that I have witness his performance on pitch on top matches so I think he have to adapt with Arsenal formation pattern of play for excellent performance for the team so the coach have to work on his adapt with the team formation

    - Oretan Ayomipo Micheal - 2019-10-08 18:53:08 Quote

  • To me is too early for arsenal fans to start judging him, remember he's a great player and that is why he cost them that much. So i will suggest they give him much time to adapt to the English tean, cos the way England play their ball is different than the country he came from so i believe with time he will bounce back and take them to where they suppose to be.

    - Martins Adieza - 2019-10-08 20:13:57 Quote

  • Nicolas Pepe is a good player obviously,but it has to be noted that he has just just arrived the EPL and the performance of a player depends on his adaptation to the league and Nicolas Pepe has not Obviously adapted to the premier league. This can be deduced as the obvious cause of his lagging.

    - Ebube Emmanuel - 2019-10-08 21:04:53 Quote

  • The Ligue 1 and the EPL are two different leagues entirely. The epl is more rigorous compared to the ligue 1. I think fans expect too much from him too soon because of the price tag... all Nicolas Pepe needs is time and I’m sure he’ll blossom❤️

    - Adebayo Oluwasijibomi - 2019-10-09 20:15:03 Quote

  • Seven matches isn't enough to judge a player he will always improve as he is being featured the statistics from the games he played for Lille still speaks for him.he is young and sharp too to make a difference.

    - Obika Foster - 2019-10-09 20:39:29 Quote

  • Nicolas Pepe has already shown he's a top notch player, the English league is difficult to adapt to, many experienced players such as Morata, Pato, Falcao and others had hard times adjusting to the league. Concerning whether it was an overpayment, I don't think it was because his performance last season was impeccable and the price was right. He should be given more time to fully settle in to the style of play in England. 

    - Melville Udoh - 2019-10-10 14:03:30 Quote

  • He is a young player that needs time to adapt to premier league. EPL is a bit different to other league to because of physicality and intensity of the match.if Arsenal fans can be patient with him.They will see what they paid for.there is no doubt in it,he is a good player

    - Adebayo Olalekan - 2019-10-10 19:26:17 Quote

  • I won't say yes And I won't say no looking at how he plays he is really a good player I personally love is foot work his style of playing is different and I think he is adapting to EPL that money is not too mush

    - Abass Olaoye - 2019-10-10 20:37:00 Quote

  • Pepe is not and will never be a Flop that guy is a very good Player. Trust me I've watched him play!! The guy is really talented. Its very early now to judge him. Remember the mistakes of the likes of Chelsea Who said Mo sallah is not good enough they sold him and now they the one regretting it!! 

    Arsenal should just stick to this boy and give him enough time to settle Down and am sure he will really come Big 

    - Owonifari Mayowa - 2019-10-11 18:51:50 Quote

  • I don't really think  they have made a mistake because they bought the guy. If they can gv him more chances I think he is a good player and perfect winger for them 

    - Oyebamiji Ademola Babatunde - 2019-10-11 23:28:44 Quote

  • Nicolas pepe is indeed a good player and I don't think the money used to sign him was way much than his worth. The premier league is a complete different and more difficult league to be in. Arsenal fans need to be patient with this guy cause he needs time to adapt to their kind of style of game play. If you followed him up before now while he played at Lille you'd know what his capable of.

    - Emmanuel Saviour - 2019-10-12 16:30:53 Quote

  • Premier league is very competitive and it ia very hard for player to settle in... Remember when Auba came in, he flopped and many were thinking it was a mistake signing him 

    - Abdulwaheed Adegbola - 2019-10-12 18:32:31 Quote

  • this is nicolas Pepe's first season in arsenal. just as most players ariving at a new club he needs time to adapt to the playing pattern of arsenal. he is still struggling to find his confidence. hes a good player, he just arrived in arsenal now he needs time to settle down.

    - Anyalor jacob - 2019-10-12 18:50:15 Quote

  • his going to get into the team I believe, It’s a massive amount of money they have paid for him that’s a huge investment for anybody but it is a huge investment for Arsenal. Its still early days and maybe the player will turn it around but I haven’t really seen what I expected to see from him.

    - Emmanuel Ayanayeomie - 2019-10-12 19:53:54 Quote

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