Lucas Pérez


#924

You’d think we’d recoup most of that though. He’s a useful player who scored 17 times in La Liga last season and we only got him for 17m because of a release clause.

It seems now he was bought for cover after we couldn’t get our main targets.


#925

Feel sorry for him. I wonder how much of his current lack of game time is his own doing and how much is Wenger’s inability to find some use for him.


#926

Yep. I simply don’t believe that players get bought without Wenger giving it a thumbs up.


#927

From what I’ve heard he has also been injured quite a lot.

But yeah we have such a weird striker policy. Park, Perez, even Poldi and Chamakh to an extent.


#928

I believe Gabriel was also a StatDNA signing too iirc. Wenger must place some trust in them to fast route transfers if they’ve identified a prospect. He does go on about analytics being a big thing in football too.


#929

What an absolute crock of shit.


#930

Embarrassment.

Wenger just needs to stop talking ffs. Can’t deal with his nonsense any more :no_mouth:


#931

hahahaha I knew this would leave Calum triggered.


#932

So you never play him, but you do want to keep him. Great logic :hipster:


#933

Our Europa League forward next season


#934

You’re probably right, he was bought as cover because of the injury to Welbeck as well as Goroud’s lack of form.
But the problem is Perez is the latest in a long line of strikers Wenger has bought that are just cover.

Perez is a decent player, and hasn’t looked out of his depth at this level, and considering our lack of striking quality, he still can’t get a run in the first team.

When Wenger spends as much money as he did on Perez, he usually scouts those players for ages, so he must have wanted him for the first team or he wouldn’t have bought him.

This ranks as one of the most bizarre transfers Wenger has ever made, considering what he cost.


#935

Yeah keep him as the designated water boy.


#936

Gaaaaaaaatorade


#937

16million is small change these days since the PL money has increased by around 50%. That means it is what 10m was a couple of seasons ago, or less before then. You have Leicester and Palace spending 30 million on forwards

We know he wasn’t first choice, we know we failed to get Vardy and Lacazette and we will have tried to get other players.

I like Lucas though, pity he wasn’t played more for me.


#938

Lucas finding a new career as Harry Potter to keep himself busy :joy:


#939

He literally has nothing else to do lol


#940

yeah he might as well just enjoy the rest of the time he has left in London


#941

I never understood what people meant when they said players signed for us “coz London” but seeing Pezzer at Harry Potter world, I totally get it now.


#942

#aha #London #Strassenkicker #Gunners


#943

Keep in mind that we still have Joel Campbell and Takuma Asano on our books…