The Spanish striker Lucas Perez only arrived at Arsenal last summer in a last minute deal, but despite performing well when given a chance, he seemed to be shunned by Arsene Wenger and only used sporadically in the occasional Cup game. The day after the Cup Final he was flying back to La Coruña, and it seems he is desperate to rejoin the club that took 18m of Arsenal’s money last summer.
He made his feelings clear when he was quoted today as saying on fichajes.net: “I want to leave to play and be happy. Last year I barely had any opportunities and when I had them I took advantage of them. And this season is clearly going to be more of the same. I want to fight to go to the national team. I want to play soccer.
“But for that I have to leave. And I think that the best place I’ll be is in my hometown, in the Dépor. They are not behaving well with me. The thing of taking the shirt number without discussing it with me to give it to another, it seems to me the last straw. Regrettably I cannot follow this way. I have given everything, but I have not been reciprocated, so I can not stand it any more.” he said.
The problem is that Deportivo simply can’t, or won’t, pay the same amount as the Gunners paid for him last summer. So how on earth is Wenger going to sort this one out??