When Arsenal signed Lucas Perez in the summer, not many would have expected him to regularly feature in the starting XI. The former Deportivo man was supposed to be a squad player who stepped in when there was an injury or if one of our forward players was struggling with form. But with all that happening and more, somehow, Lucas just cannot seem to get a start.
Since moving to the Emirates, the Spaniard has managed just 11 Premier League appearances for the Gunners, with a majority of them being from the bench. However, when Lucas does get an opportunity, he makes an impression almost every time. The 28-year-old has displayed excellent link-up play, an eye for a killer pass and a knack of being at the right place at the right time, all traits that are lacking in Arsenal’s game at the moment.
With Danny Welbeck just back from injury and Olivier Giroud struggling for form, and with our wide men inconsistent as usual, I think it is about time Lucas Perez gets a run in the Premier League. Considering that the player is extremely versatile and can play anywhere in the front-four, it should not be hard to slot him into the side.
Despite Lucas being extremely professional about the situation, it is an open secret that he is unhappy and the possibility of him leaving in the summer is very real. Now although I would understand if the player is let go after failing to impress, it is certainly not right for him to be let go without even being given a chance.