Nicolas Pepe insists he will come good at Arsenal.
The £72million summer signing had a night to forget as the Gunners drew 1-1 with Manchester United on Monday evening.
The Ivory Coast international failed to make any mark at Old Trafford, before being hooked by boss Unai Emery in the second half.
Pepe, who arrived with a big reputation after starring in France last term, scoring 23 times for Lille, was replaced while 18-year-old teen Bukayo Saka stayed on the field.
“I think Pepe has got to do a lot more at the moment, we want to see a lot more from him,” said Gunners legend Ian Wright post-game.
And ex-United skipper Roy Keane was emphatic in his criticism, stating: “For the money they paid he [Pepe] needs to do a lot more.
“His work rate, his lack of quality, end product, but again it’s his body language. He didn’t put up a fight tonight.”
Pepe admits he has yet to show his best since moving to North London, having managed just one goal and one assist thus far.
But he has told Arsenal fans that they will soon see the best of him.
“It has not been easy, I must tell the truth,” he told French radio station RMC. “My stats have not been good enough or my usual performances, it is not the same as Lille or the Liverpool game earlier in the season.
“My confidence must come back. I am not very worried. People may be worried about my statistics but I am not.
“I have to keep working as the level here is different so is the language.
“It is a new league for me and I must adapt quickly. But it won’t take very long.”
Arsenal are back in action against Standard Liege in the Europa League on Thursday night.