Lucas Perez outshines Aubameyang as Barcelona lose again

Perez outshines Aubameyang at the Camp Nou!

Now who remembers the name Lucas Perez?

Someone who could have shone so brightly in an Arsenal shirt yet failed miserably?

Having joined us in 2016 from Deportivo La Coruna, he made just 11 League appearances and scored even less than he appeared, although he got a hat-trick in a Champions League game against Basel.

He then left two years later on a permanent deal where he joined up with one of our now top four rivals, West Ham, but during the 2017-2018 season he went back on loan to the club he joined us from.

He didn’t fair well at either club he went to though and has been at three different clubs in three years after leaving West Ham in 2019.

Joining Alaves for two years, he then left and went to Elche for the 2021-2022 season before ending up at Cadiz where he is now.

And I think it is safe to say he has now cemented himself as a Cadiz player after scoring his 50th goal in the Spanish top flight and his first league goal in a Cadiz shirt in a 1-0 over Barcelona at the Camp Nou.

Well if ever there was a way to cement yourself into a team it would be by scoring the winner against one of Spain’s top teams whilst fighting relegation!

In another must win game for Barca, they found themselves trailing three minutes into the second half after Perez pounced to find the back of the net.

So, Xavi resorted to his bench by bringing on extra firepower in the likes of Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang whom he sent on in the 61st minute. And other than a last-minute volley chance, he was fairly quiet during the game and so Barcelona fell to a second defeat in four days after losing to Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League on Thursday night.

The question here is, has Aubameyang’s flourish upon his arrival died out or is he having a blip in form where he will soon be back?

Given that it was relegation battling Cadiz and Perez who came out on top, it could be said that Barcelona and Auba are going through a dip.

And as nice as it is to see, it doesn’t help things because Arsenal are doing just as poorly.

But it is nice to see ex-Arsenal players flourish especially when it is not against us!

Shenel Osman


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  1. I don’t get the fascination with players who have moved on. I don’t care if they play better, play poorly or something in between. I don’t support Barcelona or Cadiz or any clubs that ex Arsenal men have moved to.
    I support Arsenal and only keep an eye on Barnet because I lived in that neck of the woods for 50 years.

    1. I don’t see the issue with it, you don’t have to read the article.

      I quite enjoy hearing how our ex players are doing. I was very happy for Santi when he recovered and started to play well again, and similarly happy that Jack found a club and in now playing again

      1. It’s all about opinions and I expressed mine
        As for the article I couldn’t know what was in it until I’d read it

  2. Yes I keep tabs on many former players. I aso follow a multitude of sports in Australasia, Europe and the USA. Lucas Perez was an impulse buy and was never given a run of games and like so many simply faded away. The key is to find the right players at the right time of their career and find the right club and the right manager. Its not just ability it’s suitability too.

    1. @fairfan
      I kinda liked Lucas. Dude showed real passion and had a never die attitude, plus an engine to match.

      1. I actually thought he was class – clever player, good finisher and good with the final pass – but wenger didn’t seem to like him. Shame really. I can’t believe he played in 27 games, it must have amounted to about 5 full matches in terms of minutes

  3. Needless to say delighted Barca lost again & at home to Cadiz,a relegation candidate.Couldn’t happen to a nicer club.As for “ laughing boy”.Now that he’s got his feet under the table…….

  4. Wow!!!!!! Scraping the barrel for an article or What!! Lucas Perez played something like 27 games and 3 goals this season for his team. Auba 10 games 8 goals and is sub for an hour get 30 mins and its deemed worthy of an article!!!!!!! What next, sign Perez back as Arsenal striker in the summer????

  5. I for one am totally fed up having to read the latest con job from this bone idle and playboy ex-player, of whom I am thrilled to be rid.



  6. why we keeping such close track of a former player? Article makes it sound like we were waiting for a barca slip-up FINALLY so we can say we were right to get rid of him. They are still 2nd in the table after being pitiful most of the season, and auba is why they are doing better now. cannot be ignored.

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