Arsenal Announce Lucas Perez Signing: Arsenal have announced the signing of Deportivo La Coruna striker Lucas Perez.
Arsenal Announce Lucas Perez Signing
Wenger confirmed the signing of the forward and Mustafi on Saturday, with an official confirmation coming today.
There is no news on the fee that is agreed, but it is believed to be around £17 million. With the details about the length also undisclosed.
“He’s not only a goalscorer, he’s a guy who combines well with partners, who can give a final ball and makes good runs,” Wenger told Arsenals’ official website.
“He’s got a good eye for goal and had an outstanding season last year.”
Wenger had come under pressure for a perceived lack of activity in the transfer market, with Gunners fans getting restless having gone without a Premier League title since 2004.
Perez plied his trade for several clubs across Europe, including Rayo Vallecano, Karpaty Lviv and PAOK, before joining Deportivo, initially on loan, in 2014.
The 27-year-old, renowned for his pace and work rate, scored 17 goals in 36 league appearances for the club last season, while also providing 10 assists.