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Zaha tells Arsenal fans to be patient with Pepe

Crystal Palace ace Wilfried Zaha has told Arsenal fans to be patient with Nicolas Pepe.

Arsenal signed Pepe instead of Zaha over the summer, parting with a club-record £72m to land him from Lille.

"I see the social media, I see everything and it's a thing where he needs time. He's come from another league, he's young," Zaha told the BBC.

"There's this price tag that he has not put on himself, people have put that on him because of his performances, so you've got to give him time for him to reproduce that, it's not going to come like that.

"I have got nothing but faith in him, I've got confidence that he will produce the same thing that he did before, because we both play for Ivory Coast, I've seen the talent he's got, but not everyone sees it."

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