Crystal Palace Forward, Wilfred Zaha believes Nicolas Pepe will be a success in Arsenal if the fans are patient with him.

Pepe, who has come under heavy criticism from fans for his poor performance for the Gunners in the Premier League after joining the team in the summer from Lille, has managed just one goal this season.

However, Zaha told on Wednesday that he’s optimistic the Ivorian international would hit the height that saw him excel in the French League.

“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.”