To be honest I was getting to the point in this summer transfer window when I started thinking that any signing would do for Arsenal, as long as Arsene Wenger got his finger out and did something other than his usual Gallic Frenchman’s shrug while complaining about how hard it was to find players even though every other club in the Premier League seemed to be having no trouble.
And to be honest again, I have a sneaking suspicion that the new signing Lucas Perez, officially confirmed yesterday as reported here at Just Arsenal from the Spanish La Liga club Deportivo La Coruna, could be a bit of a last minute panic buy from the boss, mainly as a way of placating the restless Arsenal fans calling for some money to be spent.
Maybe I should have more faith in Wenger and the Arsenal scouting team though, especially considering that he is reluctant to splash the cash at the best of times and has proved himself stubbornly resistant to any pressure from the fans and the football media when it comes to the transfer market.
One media source that thinks the signing of the Spanish striker could be a great move for the Gunners is The Telegraph, which suggests that our new player’s record last season in a side that apart from his contribution could well have been relegated shows that Arsenal are getting a real talent.
They even call him a ‘beacon of efficiency’ up front and that is certainly something that Arsenal could do with. He is certainly something different to our current first choice centre forward Olivier Giroud and perhaps that will increase the boost to the team’s morale that any signing would have given us.
We will have to wait at least a couple of weeks to see, of course, but how much of a boost do you think the signing of Lucas Perez will give the Gunners and our hopes of securing a major trophy this season?