I bet that last summer Lucas Perez was looking forward to fame and fortune as a top scorer at a big club like Arsenal in the best League in the world, but it quickly turned to dust as the Spaniard slowly realized that he was only Wenger’s third choice for centre-forward, and probably 4th or 5th choice to play on the wing.
By Christmas he was so disillusioned that he even asked Wenger to let him go to China so he could at least play every week, but he was dissuaded and found himself even further down the pecking order.
His anger and dissatisfaction has been made totally clear this summer by his public proclamations about his treatment at Arsenal, and he is desperate to rejoin his old club Deportivo La Coruña, but does Wenger intend to make him suffer even further?
Now Lucas’ agent Rodrigo Fernandez Lovelle has proclaimed that the offer from Deportivo is the best one on the table for the 28 year-old, and he is desperate to persuade Arsenal to accept it. “I’m waiting for Arsenal to come back to me, but the best offer they have on the table for Lucas is from Deportivo.” Lovelle said.
“At Arsenal they know he’s going to play very little there and they know that Deportivo want him. It would be good for everyone to sell Lucas Perez.
“We have to convince them.”
The rumours are saying that Deportivo have made an offer of €9m for his return, but Wenger is obviously loathe to lose 50% of his purchase price after just one year, despite the player being desperate to leave. Could Wenger really just block the move and force him to return to the Arsenal bench? Surely it can’t be good for dressing room morale to have an unhappy player moping around all season?