Despite the ‘Wenger Out Brigade’ being bigger than ever before as a result of the lacklustre campaign Arsenal are having, it looks as though the resilient Frenchman will sign a new two-year deal at the Emirates. While this will result in a majority of the Gunners stars signing new deals, perhaps with the exception of Sanchez, there is one Arsenal star who is likely to leave if Wenger stays on.
According to a report from the Metro, striker Lucas Perez will look for a move away from North London if Wenger does indeed sign a new deal. The Spaniard, despite faring well in very limited opportunities, has struggled for a place in Arsene Wenger’s starting XI and has grown frustrated with his situation at the club. It is understood that the forward wants to work towards a call-up to the Spanish squad for the 2018 World Cup and it appears as though he is open to a return to Deportivo in order to do so.
Despite the fact that Lucas has been very professional about his situation, you would feel that the player is quite disappointed with his position at the club and with Wenger looking extremely likely to carry on at the helm, it appears as though the Spaniard’s tenure in North London will be a short-lived. It’s a shame really, considering that Lucas has impressed almost every time he was given the opportunity and Wenger still wouldn’t give him more game time.
But with that being said, I really hope Le Prof can finally bring in long-term target Alexandre Lacazette to the Emirates. In fact, it was because a £29.3 million Arsenal bid was rejected for the Lyon hitman that Wenger decided to go for Lucas Perez. However, with the French international striker now confirming that he will leave if the right offer arrives, it is surely a green light for the Gunners boss to finally go get his man. While Lucas has been terribly unfortunate, there is no denying that Lacazette, who has 30 goals in all competitions this season, is certainly an upgrade.