Nice one Lucas Perez By SK
Lucas Perez has finally laid to rest the speculation surrounding his future with Arsenal and this is surely good news for Arsenal fans worldwide! At this period where everything looks all gloomy at Arsenal, we can do with a piece of good news.
While speaking to an online sports site, Lucas Perez insisted he was happy at Arsenal and feels settled in the side despite reports linking the Spaniard with a summer exit. The attacker, who joined from Deportivo in the summer, has netted an impressive seven goals in all competitions despite his limited game time that has seen him start just twice in the Premier League and often finding himself on the bench, revealed there has been a transition since moving to England and now feels that he is well integrated into the side.
“It was still quite a change for me to get used to the English league when I moved here from Spain. Everyone needs some time to adjust. Players are all different, so some take longer to adapt than others. Now I feel really comfortable and I’ve fitted in well to the team – that’s particularly important for a player.” He said.
Lucas has featured more recently including the 2-0 FA Cup win over Sutton where he opened the scoring. With Alex Iwobi struggling a little recently for form, Liverpool away could be the perfect place for Perez to earn a rare league start.
Overall his signing can be deemed a success so far considering his impact when called upon. He hasn’t however been really tested in the big games, so we can’t really vouch for him to be a big game player but having him commit himself to Arsenal for at least another one or two seasons, is a very good idea.
However, committing himself to the Arsenal course is one thing, making use of him regularly and in the right position is another thing! This guy needs to play more often and starting a guy like Iwobi ahead of him, is an insult to his quality. Iwobi is not right to be a first team player in my opinion but he may have a better impact coming from the bench to contribute to the team.
So, now he has settled, do you think Perez would be a better option on the left-wing instead of Iwobi?