It’s hard to imagine what would be going through your mind if your name was Nicolas Pepe. Since the Ivorian made a club-record move to Arsenal, he has failed to score a goal and looked lacking in end product on many occasions.

The 24-year-old became the Premier League’s third most expensive signing after his £72m move and thus much was expected from him – coming from the back of a stellar campaign at Lille.

As per Squawka above, Pepe bagged an impressive 22 goals and 11 assists while creating 70 chances that saw Lille finish second and qualify for Champions League football with only PSG being the better side last term.

The Pepe effect has not been the same as the 24-year-old has failed to dazzle since getting his full debut in an Arsenal shirt against Liverpool.

His latest performance against Watford was one which led club legend Charlie Nicolas “amazed” and said the Ivorian must start justifying the huge sum and competition Arsenal fought for his signature.

Writing for Sky Sports, Nicholas said:

“Nicolas Pepe was dreadful against Watford.