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Arsenal ace Nicolas Pepe compared to Thierry Henry by Piers Morgan

Celebrity Arsenal fan Piers Morgan somewhat surprisingly compared new signing Nicolas Pepe to Gunners legend Thierry Henry despite the Ivorian yet again failing to score in the 1-0 win over Bournemouth.

Arsenal broke their transfer record over the summer to land Pepe from Lille in a deal worth £72m, but the forward has so far scored just one goal in nine appearances- a penalty in the 3-2 win against Aston Villa last month.

This has led to criticism of the player from some quarters, but Morgan insists the 24-year-old will come good at the Emirates.

The TV presenter tweeted saying: “Pepe looking much sharper today…” during the win over Bournemouth, but writer Robert Lusetich replied: “The bells are tolling, Piers. He needs to score and this is a team that concedes.”

Nicolas Pepe has so far scored just one goal for the Gunners

Morgan responded: “He will score. Pepe reminds me of Thierry (Henry) when he first joined us… took him a while to settle in but so much explosive pace & talent.”

Henry- who is Arsenal’s all-time leading goalscorer after 226 goals in eight seasons at the club- failed to score in his first eight games at the Gunners following his £11m signing from Juventus in 1999, yet went on to become a resounding success.

There was a mixed response to Morgan’s views on twitter, with some in agreement while others called him deluded.

One user responded: “Once Pepe scores soon he will keep scoring, he is pure class”, while another added: “Given time he’ll prove his worth and become a great asset at AFC.”

Piers Morgan is a big fan of the north London club

Others were not so sure, however. One tweeted: “He looks clumsy. He has raw pace yes but more likely to end up like a (Salomon) Kalou than an Henry, while another added: “Delusion to the level of 10.”

Pepe should have opportunities to add to his solitary goal so far in Arsenal colours when his side take on Sheffield United in the Monday night football game on October 21.

Original article: https://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/football/arsenal-ace-nicolas-pepe-compared-20535618

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