Arsenal to hand Lucas Perez a ‘second chance’ after dismal loan stint
According to a report published by the London Evening Standard – via a report published by Football Espana – Arsenal are supposedly prepared to hand Lucas Perez a ‘second chance’ at the Emirates next term after suffering through a dismal return to Deportivo La Coruna on loan for the 2017-18 season.
Perez penned a deal at the Gunners in the summer of 2016 in a deal which is said to be worth €19m, although his debut season on English soil was a frustrating ordeal for the Spanish attacker, having only made 1 solitary Premier League start for the north-Londoners throughout the previous season.
In order to rekindle his fractured career, the 29-year-old subsequently returned home to the Branquiazuis, however with a measly 5 goals to his name in 23 appearances at the Galician club, Perez has come under a barrage of criticisms from the club’s ardent, embittered fan base.
It’s looking increasingly likely that Depor are destined for relegation from La Liga and a section of the club’s supporters directed their discontent towards Perez during the recent 1-1 draw against Las Palmas with a searing shower of boos, hisses and taunts.
However their is a glimmer of hope for the crestfallen striker, as though he failed to make an impact upon Arsene Wenger’s fold last season, it’s said that the renowned French tactician is indeed willing to gift Perez a shot at redemption, with a return to the first-team allegedly being on the cards.