• Can Lucas Perez avoid Arsenal’s no. 9 curse as Francis Jeffers, Jose Antonio Reyes and others flop?

    Can Lucas Perez avoid Arsenal’s no. 9 curse as Francis Jeffers, Jose Antonio Reyes and others flop?

    Arsenal fans are a superstitious bunch, but it’s easy to see why they now fear for players that wear the number 9 after a shocking run of players to don that shirt.

    Lucas Perez is the latest to take it for Arsenal after his move from Deportivo La Coruna this summer, and that looks a brave move considering the fortunes of the Gunners’ recent 9s.

    Whether it’s injuries, poor form, or a bit of both, players who take that shirt for the […]