Should Lucas Perez leave Arsenal? Can he still shine in North-London?

Lucas Perez joined Arsenal from Deportivo La Coruña last summer, but after a tough opening season, could be set for an early exit.

Perez joined the club in a supposed £17 Million move on deadline day last year, but has failed to break into Arsene Wenger’s first-team plans this term.

The Spanish international impressed in his limited outings in the first-team, but continued to be overlooked much to the frustration of the star.

Lucas is now expected to push for an exit, with hopes of holding down regular playing time before next summer’s World Cup competition in Russia, but Wenger may have other ideas.

The Frenchman previously revealed that if Wenger is staying, he would like to sit down with the left-footed forward and try to convince him to stay also, and we firmly believe that the 67 year-old manager is staying put.

Seville are now claimed to be keen on a deal which would bring Perez back to Spain, and are believed to be willing to repay the funds we parted with only last summer. The Rojiblancos were in talks over a move to sign him from Depor last year, before we swooped in and brought him to the UK.

Perez has shown he has more than enough ability to succeed at our club, but I fear that our latest formation change, which accommodates one less attacking player, has made his hopes of regular action too slim.

I don’t think Wenger will have any chance of convincing him to stay, not unless he agrees to offload Olivier Giroud, which I simply do not see happening.

Could Lucas agree to stay in any way shape or form? Did he deserve to play more regularly last season?

Pat J

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  1. Muffdiver wants change...not for arsenal...for.the vending machine, I'm thirsty as f### says:

    Thomas tuchel has just been sacked
    Uncertainty at dortmund for the players

    Why is dick law not at Heathrow boarding for Germany
    I would have anyone of that first team from dortmund

    1. Fatboy Gooney, Too Fat to track back. says:

      Thomas Tuchel leaves Borussia Dortmund; Arsenal next?
      It was mutual consent, Muff.

      Fingers crossed, his replacing Wenger lol ?? this manager has been linked with Arsenal in the past.

      1. Muffdiver wants change...not for arsenal...for.the vending machine, I'm thirsty as f### says:

        Tuchel off to leverkusen

        Wenger and Stan have agreed to two years

        Sorry lads we all saw this coming

        1. Fatboy Gooney, Too Fat to track back. says:

          Nooooooooooooo! ?
          Don’t say it’s true,Muff, at least wait until tomorrow before you kill my dreams?? I treat you to a Happy Meal ??.. anything! ?? tell me that Tuchel was seen outside the Emirates ?

          1. Fatboy Gooney, Too Fat to track back. says:

            ? Big fat hairy Bollox:

            David Ornstein and John Cross have come out within the last few hours to signal that their sources have indicated Arsene Wenger’s walked out of the Arsenal Board meeting, and private meetings with majority owner Stan Kroenke, with a freshly-signed two-year contract extension, and that an announcement from the club and manager will come tomorrow.

            2 more forking years ?

          2. ArseOverTit says:

            im hoping we are talking heinz made sauces here!

            if he signs I for one will be going into deep Arsenal hibernation. I may get cryogenically stored also so I can awake in 2057 when hopefully Wenger has finally left AFC

          3. Break-on-through says:

            Try the zombie weed, that might do the trick.

          4. Quantic Dream says:

            Zee weed?

          5. Muffdiver wants change...not for arsenal...for.the vending machine, I'm thirsty as f### says:

            Gutted mate
            Tired of watching other teams grow an expand while we stay still

            And if he gets a league or fa cup in next two years another two years?

            He could be here for a decade

          6. Pablo Picaso says:

            The question is what are we as fans going to do about this madness. Sit back and suffer for the next two years?

            With Wenger in nothing will change at Arsenal, as much as I respect the man but why cant he just leave already!!! I am now convinced Wenger is not a gonner otherwise he would want us to move on and try to find something better.

          7. Break-on-through says:

            So if a dude feels his bird is too good for him, too smart and too pretty, he should do the honorable thing by helping her to find a better fella. OK!

          8. RAA1395 says:

            Let’s just relax and lower our expectation a bit for a couple of years so that we don’t get depressed…..let’s target Europa, FA, league cup, a top 4 is not really necessary if we win Europa. If top 4 comes its a bonus.

    2. Galen says:

      Breaking news from the BBC Arsene Wenger signs 2 years contract extention. I hope now we all get behid the team . Tuchel is not coming.

      The media was thinking its Wednesday or Thursday but the news has arrived.

      1. ArseOverTit says:

        no direct quotes. how can they confirm it without word from the club?

        1. ArseOverTit says:

          not on so i call bull, for now!

          1. Break-on-through says:

            Arsene confirmed it months ago, in allot of round about ways.

    3. gotanidea says:

      No Tuchel please. He was not successful as a player and I think he was not too successful when managing Dortmund.

      Arsenal’s new manager has to be an ex successful player (except Enrique), hungry for achievements and has modern managerial style, like Guardiola, Simeone and Pochettino. No more old style managers like Mourinho and Ancelotti.

      Regarding Perez, he can still be a good Arsenal striker, if he will be given more chances to be a first team player. But I think Walcott and Welbeck will always start ahead of him, because they are English.

      Perez had better move if his chances are limited in Arsenal. Although I think he is better than Walcott.

      1. Break-on-through says:

        Allegri looks older than Mourinho, and he’s the one I’d take over everyone. He and Conte look ideal for Arsenal, good balance of attack/defence/tactics/desire.

  2. Raoh says:

    He has been given no other choice…when you play so little even after coming off a performance where you scored or had a few assists and where arguably one of the best players on the field…you must be wondering why not more playing.
    He will and should consider leaving the club if playing time is a concern

  3. GrahamB says:

    Tuchel just left Dortmund!
    Interesting . . .

    1. Break-on-through says:

      More likely to land at Southampton than Arsenal, or Italy with a Milan team. To be honest, I don’t think Tuchel is in the same class as Arsene, it would just be a hit and hope. There are two managers out there Allegri and Simeone, no point getting a stop gap when we can make a run at them. But this seems mute with news of two year extension announcement tomorrow.

  4. Galen says:

    yes he should leave, I have sympathy for himcause he was not giving a fair chance, But we have experimented enough now. No need for experiments,

    Juventus experimented as well with Mirko Vuncini, Sebastian Gionvinco , Nikalas bentner, Fabio Quagaliera, Allesandro matri, stephano beltrame, fernando Llorente. And at one point they said to themeselves its all or nothing

    They got more Agressive, got Tevez gave him the wages, got Dybala, then paid 90 millionfor Higuain.
    We have experimented enough? Chamark, Gervinho. Arshavin, Park Chu Young, Nicholas bentner, Giroud, Welbeck, Podolsk, Perez, Sanogo, . Only Giroud has could do double figures the others no chnace.

    We can’t experiment again, We can buy henry kid as a future prospect but we must go big on a Striker. Call Everton, call Dortmund pay out 70 million for either Lukaku or Aubameyang and solve this problem position for good.

    1. Fatboy Gooney, Too Fat to track back. says:

      Postman Sanogo is currently undergoing wolverine injections, he’s going to be a beast next season.

  5. Galen says:

    Give Alexis £300,000
    Give Ozil £200,000
    Bring a worldclass striker

    Show ambition in the market and do the transfers as early as pre season, If the fans see that the club and manager are all trying, we shall all rally behind the club .

    1. Break-on-through says:

      Ozil wont except 200 if Alexis gets 300, even though it seems more than fair I think he will look to see if someone else offers more. But would he get more elsewhere?, maybe utd but Mourinho might not see him suited to this league. Bayern could be another but Ozil gets some bad press in Germany.

  6. citrenoogeht says:

    In my opinion, from Perez’s point of view, he needs to leave Arsenal because there is every likelihood that if he stays next season will be the same regarding having limited opportunities to play. From my point of view as an Arsenal supporter, I’d like to see him go because I feel that we could do better and in him staying he is clogging up the system.

  7. ManMulo says:

    And this would be the best time to test Dortmunds resolve concerning Aubameyang

    1. stubill says:

      Not necessarily, they may want to hold onto their best players to attract the best coach they can. It doesn’t give a very good impression if your talisman leaves does it!

  8. Fatboy Gooney, Too Fat to track back. says:

    Ospina, Perez have basically left the building and the Ox is flirting with Liverpool.

  9. Galen says:

    Reliable journalist are tweeting that Wenger has been givinga 2 years contract, done and dusted, Ozil and Sanchez would also stay and sign and extention.

    I didn’t know their future was tied to Wenger, If that is what it is am happy cause the worse could have been to lost all 3 of them, then we would just be like Everton. Westham and Southampton.

    1. Fatboy Gooney, Too Fat to track back. says:

      That contract was verbally agreed 6 months ago, nothing is signed yet!
      With news of Tuchel quitting Dortmund today, one has to hope that he is replacing Wenger ??

      1. Galen says:

        wow u got dreams. Wenger would be hear. U know it.

        1. Fatboy Gooney, Too Fat to track back. says:

          Yeah, I know ??but there’s nothing like deluding ones self from the hurtful truths of reality lol??

  10. Mkaya says:

    he must go. unless Wenger gets rid of two players being Danny, liver or Theo so that Lucas and whoever stays can save as backup to the new striker (if there will be one) and even Alexis not playing on the wing. all our strikers with the exception of Oliver can also play on the wings.

    May Lucas is doing something wrong in training but he is not getting fair treatment.

  11. Arsenal FC says:

    I’m still bit pissed off that the Rent Boys got off lightly on Saturday in FA Cup final.Should have been 5 or 6 to Arsenal.Arsenal completely,bossed,bullied and owned them.

    1. Fatboy Gooney, Too Fat to track back. says:

      Haha ?? that’s history now, keep up with the times. Anyways, The majority of the Chelsea squad were still suffering from hangover from their title celebrations, you know it makes sense. They were piss poor in every department.

      1. Galen says:

        Nonsense, can u give our players some credit? We played chelsea off the park. U can only beat whats infront of you. Enough with people trying to devalue our victory.

        Can u imagine if Liverpool or Spurs won the FA cup, they would have lebbled them Worlclass

        Our season may not have been the best season but that performance was top class. Conte himself said it, forget about the offside or whatevr, Arsenal was just better than us on the day. Simple.

        1. Arsenal FC says:

          Exactly,i refuse to buy that the chav’s were not totally interested.The double was at stake for them. I don’t care what anybody says but to me it looked like they wanted the double badly and Arsenal said hey wait on no chance it’s our cup so screw you.That’s why i’m still pissed off that they got off very lightly in the end when it came to the score.

          1. Fatboy Gooney, Too Fat to track back. says:

            They were still drunk lol ? they made us look good, the same as we made Watford and the like look classy lol?? I’m not saying that our players were drunk back then, they were just plain ?? with no fighting spirit.

  12. Galen says:

    Breaking news BBC Wenger signs 2 years Contract. hahahaahhahahahaha

    1. khangunners says:

      All the best to him. I am going on loan at laliga now. This has just showed us how ambitious our club really is.

      1. stubill says:

        Off you go then, don’t bother coming back you spineless piece of traitorous $@8%

    2. ArseOverTit says:

      nothing is official. there are no direct quotes from the club, yet.
      perhaps the bbc are putting out another premonition like they did with the twin towers?

      you seem very happy galen. you obviously don’t care about wining the league or going anywhere in the UCL. unless that is you feel next year will be different to the 13 and 22 years that went before..

      1. khangunners says:

        I think admin needs to change who comments. Pple to login with Twitter and they be moderated if they are not gunners.

        1. mark says:

          So people who want Wenger to stay are not Gunners? Really? Can people not have different opinions now? Are we not grown ups?

          1. khangunners says:

            No but looking at some comments its clear to see we hve non gooners here.

          2. stubill says:

            Oh do shut up, you speak the biggest load of cr@p on here.

            I’d rather have an IQ test, that would keep you off here, but that won’t be a problem soon, as when it’s announced Wenger has signed, you’ll be off watching La Liga.

            Noe run along little boy, your mummy is calling you for your bath.

  13. Craig West says:

    If I was Lucky Perez then I’d bounce asap! AW has taken him for a mug! I remember him coming out saying he brought LP in as a replacement for Welbz while he’s injured but DW came back quicker than anticipated (or something along those lines)

    1. Craig West says:

      Lucas* he’s been anything but lucky lol

  14. The Bridge is over/the Bridge is over says:

    Good news regarding Wenger. We can now push on to bigger things

    1. muff..di...di...di...diver i now stutter cos this club made me suffer says:

      heard that one before

      1. The Bridge is over/the Bridge is over says:

        Stay strong. As a wise man once said – even if I stuttered I would still sh-sh-**** on you.

        Don’t let the speeech impediment hold you back.

  15. ManMulo says:

    I hope fans wont get on Arsene’s back next season when we go through a bad patch like it happened this season coz thats what im seeing happening, injuries, consecutive loses, fan unrest pathetic title challenge top five finish, i hope not.

    1. nick says:

      be more optimistic.

      i see arsenal winning the europa league easyly.

      we just beat chelsea in a final we can beat a team like lowly ajax haha

  16. Kedar Damle says:

    Another Rumor is spreading that City hold Talks with Sanchez and Arsenal Open Talks with Mahrez for 35 Millions Possible Move… We should keep Perez and we should give him more chances compared last campaign…

    1. stubill says:

      Where have you seen this rumour about City and Sanchez???

      1. Kedar Damle says:

        Just Saw these rumors on

        1. stubill says:

          Well, we can ignore that then lol.

  17. Break-on-through says:

    He should stay Walcott should go. But he wants games and we want better signings, also in this formation he is not going to play wingback and he’s not going to get the nod over Ozil. If he wants to leave then let him.

  18. HA559 says:

    Get Walcott out the door to a team lower down the league, sell Giroud to a good team in France then you can add that one top quality in strikers thats been lacking for many years.

    If Sanchez leaves, better be to overseas team and not Man City. I think the rumours of him going to CIty are almost completely false. Think about it, they already have so many attacking players and added Silva who is probably a Nolito/Navas replacement.

  19. Pablo Amandiarez says:

    I think it is time w offloaded a couple of our English players. Walcott is never going to be any better than he is…we have seen him in action for a long time now and he has remained exactly where he is. I would we sell Walcott and keep Lucas.

  20. Midkemma says:

    Fingers crossed Gazidis buggers of back to the states, he has failed us year after year and all fans can do is blame Wenger for Gazidis failings.

    Gazidis took over Deins role at the club.
    Dein done transfers.

    Perez was never good enough for Arsenal and we should never have wasted our money on a CF who wasn’t going to be trusted by the manager, that is money being thrown away! We can’t afford to throw away money if we couldn’t afford to increase a bid by £10million to get a player the manager wanted, Lacazette.

    Perez should have said no to us for his own sake.
    I feel sorry for him but I blame Gazidis. If Gazidis could have found an extra £10 million… Perez wouldn’t have been signed and we would have had Lacazette.

  21. Martin says:

    I feel sorry for Perez, he’s a good player but not the world class player we need to take us to the next level. Don’t really know why Wenger signed him to be honest.

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