Michael Owen names the only big worry for Arsenal at the moment
- Owen hails Arsenal for the latest results.
- However, Pepe's form remains a big issue for the Gunners, the former striker adds.
- He admits the Ivorian might need more time to finally adapt to the Premeir League.
“I think that’s the only big worry I think for Arsenal at the moment,” Owen told Premier League Productions. “Things are going pretty well, in the league they are chugging along, in Europe they’re doing fine.
“But [Pepe] was a massive outlay, you’re expecting or almost wanting a guarantee of performance for that type of money.
“It hasn’t happened yet but we all saw him in France, he’s a terrific player. It might take him a little bit of time, let’s give him the benefit of the doubt at the minute.”
Nicolas Pepe became Arsenal's record signing in summer as the club lashed out £72m. However, the Ivorian hasn't lived up to expectations so far after an amazing season at Lille last year. The 24-year-old has only scored 1 goal (penalty) and made 2 assists in Premier League games.