One player that failed to get a foothold in the first team under manager Arsene Wenger was the Spaniard Lucas Perez. The striker struggled for playing time at Arsenal, and as a result went back on loan to his former club Deportivo la Coruna.
Now the latest reports in the media claim that the 29-year-old attacker will finally leave the club this summer with Lazio one possible destination.
It was further reported that his agent has admitted he will likely leave for either Serie A or back to Spain’s La Liga.
His agent said:
“Lazio asked for him last year, but nothing came of it. Lucas has always liked Lazio and the city of Rome, plus his great friend, Luis Alberto, plays for them. He still has two years left on his contract with Arsenal, so we need to talk to them first. As for Lucas, he likes the idea of playing for Lazio, but it’s still too early to talk about it…”
The departure of Perez will leave the Gunners with strikers Alexandre Lacazette, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Danny Welbeck.
I personally think it would be brilliant for Arsenal to cash in on Perez since he failed to break into the Arsenal side and adapt to the English style of football and selling him, as he’s obviously unhappy would free up space for a new player under the new Manager.
Perez scored just 6 goals in his last 32 games in La Liga and it doesn’t look very likely he’ll play again for Arsenal.