Arsenal new boss recalls forgotten forward
Arsenal new boss Unai Emery is set to recall forgotten forward Lucas Perez.
The Spanish international, who joined Arsenal in 2016 for a reported fee of £17 million is set to be given a second chance by the Italian. Under Wenger, Perez was surplus to requirement in the summer of 2017 despite netting a hat-trick in the Champions League. He took jersey number 9 at the Gunners which was later handed to new signing Alexandre Lacazette.
The north London club has informed Perez, following a loan spell at Deportivo La Coruna in 2017/2018, that he should return to pre-season training with the Gunners on July 2, 2018. Emery has always been a big fan of Perez and looks set to hold a meeting with the player in early June to discuss his future.
The past season was not a good one for Perez, with Deportivo La Coruna relegated from La Liga. Perez claimed eight goals in 35 La Liga matches.
Lucas Perez is set to stay at Arsenal and will be called up for pre-season.— FourFourTweet (@FourFourTweet) May 23, 2018
Unai Emery has long admired the player. [CE] pic.twitter.com/Hss0yIuvq4