Rumours broke a few days back that Arsenal forward, Lucas Perez has told Arsenal bosses that he wants to leave the club in the summer. He reportedly held talks with the club, having grown frustrated with a lack of opportunities under Arsene Wenger.

The main concern is that Lucas wishes to link up with the Spanish national team for the 2018 World Cup and at 28 years old, he fears that without regular playing time, he may never get the chance to be capped by his national side. The rumours stirred a bit of interest, but his agent, Rodrigo Fernandez Llovelle has now officially confirmed that Lucas Perez wants out of Arsenal.

In an official statement, Llovelle stated: ‘He hasn’t received any offer [to leave] yet. If Lucas leaves London – and he will leave because he’s had no chance with [Arsene] Wenger – he wants to go and play for a big club like Arsenal. Milan is a great club and he likes them very much, even if we’ve never talked with the Rossoneri hierarchy.’

‘Look, the truth is that Lucas wants to leave at all costs and is not happy at Arsenal, he hasn’t settled and hasn’t had a chance to play and show what he can do. No matter who is the manager in the future, we want to go. The player must have the chance to play.’

It’s interesting to see that Lucas’ agent specifically mentions AC Milan, as there had been a few rumours previously doing the rounds on social media, that the player would be interested in a move to Italy. Llovelle has categorically denied that Lucas has already held talks with the Milan side and realistically I reckon that his agent is simply trying to stir up a bit of interest in the player.

It’s disappointing to know that Lucas wants out of the club after just one season, but it is a fair statement to make since he really hasn’t been given the chance to impress at all under Arsene Wenger. Wenger has given Lucas a few chances in the cup competitions, but in the Premier League, Wenger just hasn’t allowed Lucas to have a run of games to show what he can bring to the side. I think Lucas has lacked in confidence in his ability to get the goals when starting up front on his own; I feel he has looked rather isolated from the rest of the team. However when he has come on as a substitute on the wing, Lucas brings a fresh impact to the team, injecting pace and a driven mentality. His goals and assists tally is certainly impressive considering the time on the pitch, but he just doesn’t seem to do enough to convince Wenger that he’s worthy of a starting spot in the team.

Will Arsenal let Lucas leave in the summer?



  1. gbengress says:

    The guy should move on if things remain the same. He is 28 years for crying out loud, age is no longer on his side.

  2. leo...fourteen says:

    the only reason I wanted to watch the yesterday match was because of lucas, we are yet tom lose any game with him starting..i mean at 28 the guy has raw pace..he boosts the ball with the ferocity of henry and defenders don’t suspect how fast hes gonna move, I mean his goal last night proves hes a killer..and for xhaka the guy needs help,he just keeps making stupid fouls and I bet had he done that in the epl the ref would have red carded him based on his history..

  3. jermaineBryan says:

    Lucashe has done well when call upon in the champions league,but his league form hasn’t been the best (down to lack of minutes)

  4. jermaineBryan says:

    Ac would be perfect for him.if he does go unfortunately we should also sacrifice an extra forward eg loan iwobi, sell campbell and get a world class attacker or upgrade eg aubameyang mertens dybalya

  5. Jansen says:

    Some of us always suspected Lucas was merely a purchase to appease the fans. A waste of 17 million if you ask me.

    IMO, he deserves a lot more game time than he gets. Based on what we have seen, he might well be the second best goal threat we have after Sanchez. Laces can finish, can produce an assist, has pace and has a fighter mentality.

    This reeks like Podolski all over. Almost bizarrely, Xhaka gets a lot more time and has a lot less to offer. Xhaka has a good pass but Elneney has better passing stats. Xhaka lacks defending skills and fails to rule the middle of the pitch like a Kante does. I don’t see Xhaka develop into a power house. We paid 14% of the price for Elneney we paid for Xhaka, yet there is not an ocean between them in terms of contribution. In fact Elneney feels like a safer pair of hands.

    I said I would give Xhaka one season before I pass final judgement but I am concerned. He doesn’t even appear very athletic.

    1. I think we have all seen enough from Xhaka to conclude he is rubbish..and what’s worrying is that our scouting team watched him for over a whole season and conclude he is worth 35 million pounds. Man we were robbed in broad daylight. I just hope the Chinese or Arabs will bail us out on this expensive mistake.

      1. leo...fourteen says:

        xhaka has been disappointing..he cant chase down attackers and is always caught out of position,he tends to pull or hard tackle opponents without cause,pure scam of a player..that same money cud have gotten us a good strker, I mean juve got diabala for 30mil and less cud have gotten bellotti

  6. frank says:

    Even though he was another panic buy from Wenger, I actually like him. He hasn’t been given a chance so if he wants to go, good luck to the lad.

  7. SoOpa AeoN says:

    oh Arsene…………….oh Lucas!

  8. Remember Hafiz? says:

    we (from the house of Rahman) wish him the best wherever he goes, why should such a talent be wasted on the bench just because wenger has his favourites who still get game time irrespective of their form?

    Wenger must go!!

    The house of Rahman has spoken

    1. Vlad says:

      it’s really getting annoying now… House of Vlad has spoken

  9. NY_Gunner says:

    And this whole article is false..But that didn’t stop the knuckleheads from chiming in…

  10. Bolly from Borehamwood says:

    Absolutely NY even the agent said yesterday this whole story is false and Lucas is happy with us.

  11. Fatboy Gooney says:

    I already posted this statement (yesterday) from perez’s agent.
    Maybe a future article will be based on his U-turn comment ?

    “When one does not play he is not happy but we knew it would be difficult and it is a long contract.

    “Lucas has this contract with Arsenal and he wants to succeed there. No-one has spoken of a move.”

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