• Wenger reveals return date for Arsenal star Lucas Perez

    Wenger reveals return date for Arsenal star Lucas Perez

    Lucas Perez has returned to training and could be in contention for Arsenal’s EFL Cup clash against Southampton next Wednesday.

    The £17 million summer signing hasn’t featured for the Gunners since the 2-0 victory over Reading a month ago due to an ankle injury.

    But the 28-year-old returned to full training on Friday and while Sunday’s clash against Bournemouth will come too soon for the Spaniard, he could make his comeback next week.

    ‘Cazorla and Bellerin are still out,’ said Wenger.

    ‘Lucas trained today […]

  • Good news: Perez confirms he’s ready to ease Wenger’s injury woes with early return

    Good news: Perez confirms he’s ready to ease Wenger’s injury woes with early return

    Lucas Perez has revealed he’s ready to ease Arsene Wenger’s injury crisis by making an early return to action for Arsenal.

    The Spaniard, who joined from Deportivo La Coruna in a £17million move in the summer, was ruled out for six weeks after picking up an injury against Reading.

    Wenger is now sweating over the fitness of Alexis Sanchez, who has picked up an injury while on international duty, and is left with Olivier Giroud as his only fit first-team striker.

    But Perez […]

  • Huge blow: Arsenal star Perez out until December

    Huge blow: Arsenal star Perez out until December

    Arsenal summer signing Lucas Perez is set to be out until December after suffering ankle ligament damage during the 2-0 EFL Cup fourth-round victory over Reading, reports say.

    The Spaniard started against The Royals but was forced off in the 72nd minute after he was caught on his left ankle by a heavy Danzell Gravenberch tackle.

    Perez was replaced shortly after by talented young Arsenal talent Chris Willock and he will now be out of action for six weeks, according to IBTimes.

    The […]

  • Revealed: Lucas Perez opens up about his difficult start to life at Arsenal

    Revealed: Lucas Perez opens up about his difficult start to life at Arsenal

    Arsenal striker Lucas Perez is happy to wait for his chance to impress Arsene Wenger after finding first team opportunities hard to come by in north London.

    Perez, who joined the Gunners as part of a £17million summer transfer from Deportivo la Coruna, has seen the fine form of Alexis Sanchez and Theo Walcott hinder his introduction to life in England.

    In the absence of Olivier Giroud, Wenger has opted to use Sanchez as his No.9 as the club put together their […]

  • 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 […]

  • Official: Arsenal announce signing of Lucas Perez

    Official: Arsenal announce signing of Lucas Perez

    Arsenal have announced the signing of Lucas Perez from Deportivo La Coruna.

    The 27-year-old forward, who scored 19 goals in all competitions last season, has finally signed on the dotted line after a week of intense speculation.

    Perez joins Granit Xhaka, Takuma Asano, Rob Holding and Kelechi Nwakali in moving to the Gunners this summer and it’s expected Shkodran Mustafi will complete a transfer to the Emirates in the coming days.

    It’s understood the north London outfit have agreed to sign Perez for […]

  • Lucas Perez pictured arriving at Heathrow ahead of Arsenal transfer

    Lucas Perez pictured arriving at Heathrow ahead of Arsenal transfer

    Spanish striker Lucas Perez has arrived at Heathrow Airport ahead of his impending Arsenal transfer.

    The 27-year-old Deportivo La Coruna forward, who is on the cusp of completing his £17million transfer to join Arsene Wenger’s side, landed in London to add the finishing touches to the move.

    It was revealed that Arsenal had agreed a deal with Deportivo earlier this week after the Gunners met the Spaniard’s release clause but continued to haggle over the preferred payment method – Arsenal initially wanting […]

  • Done deals: Arsenal boss Wenger confirms signings of Mustafi and Perez

    Done deals: Arsenal boss Wenger confirms signings of Mustafi and Perez

    Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has confirmed the club have completed the signings of Valencia defender Shkodran Mustafi and Deportivo La Coruna striker Lucas Perez.

    The Gunners have been under pressure to bolster their squad this summer after a number of their rivals significantly strengthened and Wenger was pleased to have got the deals over the line.

    Speaking after the 3-1 win over Watford at Vicarage Road, the Frenchman revealed the club had to work hard to get the deals completed and there […]

  • ‘Look at my face’: Wenger denies panic buying on Mustafi and Perez

    ‘Look at my face’: Wenger denies panic buying on Mustafi and Perez

    Arsène Wenger has confirmed Arsenal are close to completing the signings of Lucas Pérez and Shkodran Mustafi for around £52m but denied suggestions he is panic buying and warned that football fans will be “amazed” at the amount of money spent by Premier League clubs before the transfer window closes on Wednesday.

    Pérez, from Deportivo La Coruña, and the Germany defender Mustafi, of Valencia, were due to have medicals on Friday with fees of £17.1m and £35m respectively agreed with the […]

  • Arsene Wenger  confirms Arsenal have signed Shkodran Mustafi and Lucas Perez

    Arsene Wenger confirms Arsenal have signed Shkodran Mustafi and Lucas Perez

    Arsene Wenger has basically confirmed Arsenal will complete the transfers of both Shkodran Mustafi and Lucas Perez.

    The Arsenal boss has come under fire for not addressing the striker or centre-back positions in the transfer window so far but he is set to silence the critics with a double swoop.

    When asked about the duo, Wenger said: ‘ We are working on the deals.

    ‘Will we sign anyone before the window closes? I’m 99 per cent confident.’

    The news that Arsenal are close to […]

  • ‘Total agreement’ – Arsenal can announce big signing today, 3 or 4 year contract

    ‘Total agreement’ – Arsenal can announce big signing today, 3 or 4 year contract

    The Lucas Perez to Arsenal reports are spreading quickly in the Spanish media. El Confidencial reported late on Wednesday evening that Perez would ‘almost certainly’ be set to leave Deportivo La Coruna and join Arsenal.

    Following on from them, Spanish newspaper Marca say there’s now ‘total agreement’ between the clubs for the transfer to take place, that’s also between the two clubs. Unless there’s a turnaround, Marca believe Perez can become a Gunner today.

    Arsenal will pay the player’s €20m release clause, […]