Emery is aware of the lack of Patience Arsenal supporters have in new signing, Nicholas Pepe.but would prefer the fans try to exercise little Patience with Arsenal’s record signing.
Pepe has struggled to adapt to life in England, with only one goal to his name from 10 Premier League outings so far this season.
“His process of adapting to the team is positive, but a little slower than what we wanted,” the Arsenal boss told Sky Sports. “We have to be patient as well as demanding and what’s more, we have to ensure that he takes responsibility himself”.
“He is not quite at the level yet to be able to play in every game. I believe, and I have always believed, that he needs to play in order to reach that level, but obviously there are also games when other players deserve to play. I use the players who I think are going to help us most in each moment”.
“But we bought Pepe knowing that the first year would be difficult, that it would be a year of adaptation. We want that to happen as quickly as possible, but we are seeing that we have to have patience.”