Arsenal forward to continue rehab in home-country

Arsenal have come to an agreement with Deportivo La Coruna which will allow Lucas Perez to continue his rehabilitation from injury in Spain.

Lucas joined the club this summer from Depor in a £17 Million deal, and had just started beginning to impress before falling foul of injury.

The forward has been out since picking up an ankle injury against Reading in the EFL Cup, and had initially been expected to miss between six and eight weeks.

Perez has now informed the Arsenal fans that he is happy to have been allowed to continue his recovery with his former side on Twitter.

The status roughly translates to: ‘Happy that Arsenal and Deportivo have accepted me to come and recover in Coruna.’

The Spanish star also gave us a brief update seeming to remain positive about his recuperation time, telling Spanish Radio Cope: “I have been 15 days out and they told me it would be between six and eight weeks. The ankle is reacting well.”

It’s rather unlucky that Lucas picked up his injury just as he was beginning to settle within our squad, and was having a positive impact for our side. This sort of thing never happens on its own however, and we should hardly be surprised that Alexis Sanchez has followed the forward onto the sidelines.

The Chilean is also in his home-country currently, having picked up his injury whilst on international duty, but he is not currently expected to stay in South America as he looks to try to become readily available to return.

Sanchez has been vitally important to our season thus far, but we have a fully fit Olivier Giroud who will have to step back into the first-team fold, and we should be fine in the mean time.

Does Lucas returning to Spain worry you that recovery has not been going 100% to plan? Could he now struggle to have an impact on our season, with both Danny Welbeck and Alexis Sanchez already more established players to challenge Giroud up front?

Pat J

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  1. G-Rude says:

    Could it be that Perez is getting homesick. The only place he has ever had a good season was at Deportivo.

    I was really hoping he would be keeping Giroud out of the team.

    1. jhud says:

      Rehab is time patience and doing the physio / exercises. So where would you want to do that. Autumn in london? Or autumn in Spain with a bit of sunshine and some family around. Reckon Lucas will heal quicker in Spain! Here’s to a speedy recovery. I reckon he’ll do well at arsenal. Will compete with Danny. I reckon Lucas is a better finisher.

  2. Alexis the Great says:

    La Coruña is right up at the top of Spain. It is very windy and about 15 degrees this time of year.
    Okay better than England lol

  3. Break-on-through says:

    It would just be Arsenals luck to lose the new signing around the time our main starting forward gets injured.

    He’s only going back to Spain to aid in his recovery, a happy player is likely to heal quicker, also the sun helps I hear. At home is where you are most comfortable, that’s all there is to it. A real shame that we couldn’t get a look at him when he had a chance to show how important he could be.

    Separate note, I read that we put an 80 mil bid in for Auby, now that would have been something, esp if Xhaka and Mustafi had come along with him.

  4. Wilshegz says:

    I really like the guy, at least in the few games he played he showed why he was called the Spanish Vardy.
    but I have a bad feeling his time at Arsenal might not be as successful as expected cos of Wenger ll bring Giroud from off the bench more often than Lucas even when he returns from injury.
    also Welbeck ll return around the same time so it could further push Perez further down the pecking order.
    hopefully he returns earlier and Wenger plays him from the bench more often than he plays Giroud.

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