The Arsenal striker Lucas Perez was bought by the Gunners two summers ago at the end of the transfer window, but he quickly became an outcast under Wenger, who refused to play him as a centre-forward despite his brilliant form in La Liga the previous year. When he was given a chance in minor games he was very impressive even from the wing but still Wenger ignored his obvious capabilities, and it was little surprise that the Spaniard quickly became disillusioned and was keen to leave after just a year at the Emirates.
Lucas refused any offers from other English clubs and he was instead sent on loan back to Deportivo La Coruña. Now his agent has revealed that Lazio are keen on signing him, but the decision is up to Arsenal to decide. Rodrigo Fernandez Lovelle said: “Lazio asked for him last year, but then nothing came of it.
“Lucas has always liked both Lazio and the city of Rome.
“And there [at Lazio] there is his great friend, Luis Alberto.
“He still has two years on his contract with Arsenal, so we need to talk to them first.
“As for Lucas, he likes the idea of Lazio, but it’s still too early to talk about it”.
So now we have an interesting thought that perhaps Mikel Arteta may decide that he could be useful to our campaign next season and bring him back to the Emirates. Having sold Walcott, Oxlade-Chamberlain and Giroud, we could probably do with extra cover on the wing or as a striker, especially in the early Europa League games.
Do you think we should bring Lucas back or let him go to Lazio?