Arsene Wenger Delighted: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was delighted with the performance of new striker Lucas Perez after the Spaniard scored his first Arsenal goals in the 4-0 EFL Cup victory at Nottingham Forest.
Granit Xhaka gave Arsenal the lead in the first half before Lucas Perez , who joined from Deportivo la Coruna for a reported fee of £17.1m made the EFL Cup third-round tie safe with a second-half double.
The 27-year-old scored from the penalty spot in the 60th minute before showing great strength and determination to add his second 11 minutes later.
He has shown what I expected from him,” Wenger told Sky Sports.
“He has shown he works hard for the team and he can score goals but he has shown he can also be a team player, especially for the fourth goal that Oxlade-Chamberlain scored. He played a big part in that.
“I’m very pleased with the effort he put in and with the quality he showed.”
On the performances of both Perez and Xhaka, Wenger said: “They have shown they have the quality to play for Arsenal.
“That’s never easy because the demands are very high on the players.
“I hope they’ve convinced our supporters and everybody that loves our club that they can be part of us.”