This summer is going to see plenty of change at Arsenal, with a new manager quite possibly and an ever likely exit from Alexis Sanchez.
But with everyone growing frustrated at Wenger and Arsenal’s lacklustre performances, we cannot forget that our two biggest names, Ozil and Alexis must be counting down the days to where they enter their final year. It’ll be an interesting summer to see if they commit or quit, but one player who could also be waving goodbye to the Emirates, is striker Lucas Perez.
It is being reported this morning that Lucas Perez is considering an exit from Arsenal in the summer, with the striker showing concern as to why he isn’t getting enough minutes on the pitch. Lucas was a £17 million signing from Deportivo La Coruna and has since scored 6 goals in 17 appearances. The record doesn’t shout ‘top draw signing’, but he has been very limited to appearances under Wenger and a lot of those appearances have only been for a few minutes. Lucas has also suffered regularly with injuries and he’s currently on the treatment table at the moment.
I think Lucas’ biggest issue with getting into the team, is that competition in midfield and on the wings is very high at Arsenal. It means that although his goals and assists ratio isn’t bad for minutes played, often he doesn’t show enough over the course of a 90 minute match. Of course he hasn’t really had a run of games to show Wenger exactly what he can do, but in the times he has led from the front, Lucas hasn’t put in the strongest of performances.
I would be disappointed if Lucas was to leave after a single season at the club, because he hasn’t really given it time to find his way into the team. However at the same time, if the Spaniard was to leave, I don’t think he’d be missed too much because quite frankly, the club has much bigger issues currently on its hands.