Roy Keane has been “disappointed” with what he has seen from Nicolas Pepe since he arrived at Arsenal.
The Ivory Coast international joined from Lille over the summer having scored 22 goals in Ligue 1 last season.
His latest chance to impress came in the Gunners’ 1-1 draw at Manchester United when he was substituted with 16 minutes to play.
“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.”