Arsenal have used Lucas Perez sparingly this season, but is it time he was given a more important role?
The Spanish forward joined the club from Deportivo La Coruna last summer in a £17 Million deal, and he has impressed in spells in the first-team.
Lucas has scored six goals in his 13 appearances in all competitions this season, but he has been mostly playing in a wide role, and has been impressing beyond just his goals tally.
The 28 year-old gifted Olivier Giroud the winner in the weekend’s FA Cup victory over Preston North End with a sublimely skilful backheel, and has really been catching my eye in his appearance, despite a seemingly slow start, and whilst getting over the disappointment that his signing did not mean we had added a new out-and-out striker to our squad.
With Theo Walcott out currently, there could be room to give the summer signing an extended run in the first-team, although Danny Welbeck is also vying for playing time now.
Mesut Ozil is also expected to return following his illness next weekend, and will likely take his role back from Alex Iwobi, further enhancing the competition for the two remaining roles, with Alexis and the German having nailed down their place on the team-sheet when fit.
Olivier Giroud may well find himself back on the bench in the near future despite his form, with a number of our players knocking on the door for football, but who deserves to be playing most regularly?
Pick two players from our poll who you believe deserve the two remaining attacking roles in our first-team.
Who deserves to play alongside Alexis Sanchez and Ozil in attack?
- Lucas Perez (33%, 968 Votes)
- Olivier Giroud (23%, 677 Votes)
- Danny Welbeck (15%, 448 Votes)
- Theo Walcott (13%, 364 Votes)
- Alex Iwobi (12%, 343 Votes)
- Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (3%, 73 Votes)
- Chuba Akpom (1%, 30 Votes)
Total Voters: 2,186