Keane slams Pepe and says Saka looks more like a £72m forward after United draw

Roy Keane has hit out at Nicolas Pepe after his poor performance in Arsenal’s 1-1 draw with Manchester United on Monday evening.

The 24-year-old winger was signed in a £72 million deal from Lille in the summer window but has yet to find his best form for the Gunners.

Pepe was given another opportunity by Unai Emery to impress from the start at Old Trafford but he was substituted with 16 minutes remaining having struggled to really make an impact in the game.

And Keane admits he has not been impressed with the start Nicolas Pepe has made at Arsenal.

‘Disappointed with him since he’s come to the club,’ Keane told Sky Sports.

‘Not great body language… okay, sometimes we make excuses for players a lot, it takes time to settle into a club.

‘You see this young kid tonight [Saka], Pepe compared to him for the money they paid, he needs to do a lot more.

‘His work rate, his lack of quality, end product, his body language. ‘He didn’t seem up for the fight tonight.’


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