Personally I thought that the Spanish striker Lucas Perez got a bum deal from Arsene Wenger when he refused to play him as a centre-forward, even when Oli Giroud and Danny Welbeck were both out injured two years ago, preferring instead to convert Alexis Sanchez to our Number Nine, and he rarely gave him any chances during the whole of his season with us.
So it was no surprise that Perez couldn’t wait to get back to Spain to start playing again, in fact he got a plane the same night that we won the FA Cup, and I am sure if Wenger was still here then Lucas wouldn’t have even bothered turning up for pre-season.
But now it certainly looks like Unai Emery has told Lucas Perez that he will be staying with us for the coming season, as Perez has changed his Twitter profile back to an all Arsenal theme….
Perez has fully changed his layout back to Arsenal. Definitely think he’s planning to stick around this season. pic.twitter.com/PSVAn4yXe6
— Dan Critchlow (@afcDW) July 7, 2018
Back to work! ??♂️⚽️ pic.twitter.com/NyZZAnjRer
— Lucas Pérez (@LP10oficial) July 7, 2018
I’m wondering if Sam P was right when he wrote a few days ago that Perez could be the new left-winger we are all looking for…..