Arsenal great predicts Pepe could now start to justify his price tag.

Pepe has taken time to adjust at the Emirates following his move from Lille over the summer.


Arsenal legend Martin Keown praised Nicolas Pepe following his brilliant performance against Vitoria on Thursday.


The former Gunner reckons Pepe who has taken time to adjust at the Emirates following his move from Lille over the summer, can emulate the likes of Dennis Bergkamp, Thierry Henry and Robin van Persie after his two delightful free-kicks against the Portuguese club.


Keown told BT Sport: "Every player needs that moment, that turning point. Even for the Bergkamps, the Henry's, Robin (van Persie) himself.


"To settle, and hopefully now Arsenal can see what they paid for. £72m was seeming very expensive until tonight.


"But this is just the start hopefully, and how he takes it forward, he runs with freedom, he can express himself.


"I think, basically, he's kind of got that off his back now, that pressure, and he can release himself now and play."



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