Shkodran Mustafi believes Lucas Perez can be a hit for Arsenal having experienced playing against the Spaniard in clashes between Valencia and Deportivo La Coruna.
Lucas demonstrated his quality with a goal at both the Mestalla and Riazor as the two sides twice drew 1-1 last season; performances that prove to Mustafi that Arsene Wenger has signed a real team player.
“He is uncomfortable to play against,” Mustafi told Arsenal Player. “He’s a good striker – he has everything a striker needs.
“He’s someone you can play well with. He doesn’t just run around and wait for someone to give him a pass to score a goal. He works a lot for the team as well and he creates chances.
“He’s in the right place at the right time, as he showed last year in La Liga. I played there for two years and I know it’s not that easy to score many goals in La Liga, because you have great defenders there as well.
“I think he’s going to help the team a lot.”
The two summer signings could both make their debut against Southampton this weekend in a fixture that has proved ripe for great Gunners strikers of yesteryear to make an instant impact.
The likes of Ian Wright, Dennis Bergkamp and Thierry Henry all got off the mark against the Saints…so no pressure Lucas.