New Arsenal signing Nicholas Pepe has revealed the reason behind his struggles this season.
He talked about the start to his Arsenal career in an exclusive interview with popular French media outlet RMC Sport.
Pepe said that he has been finding it difficult to adapt to a new surrounding and a new league since joining Arsenal from French Ligue 1 outfit Lille in a club-record deal in the summer.
The 24-year-old has scored just one goal for the Gunners in his eight appearances.
His only goal in an Arsenal shirt came during the penultimate league game against newly promoted side Aston Villa in the Premier League.
Pepe scored one of the goals as Arsenal came from behind twice to beat Aston Villa 3-2 in a week six encounter in the Premier League.
His goal came from the penalty spot after French midfielder Matteo Guendouzi was brought down by Aston Villa defender Bjorn Engels.
Nicholas Pepe was one of the hottest players on the European football scene this summer before he joined Arsenal from French Ligue 1 side Lille.
He spoke to RMC Sport shortly after the Premier League game between Manchester United and Arsenal on Monday night.
The two sides played out a 1-1 draw with Pepe featuring for 74 minutes before being replaced by Reiss Nelson.