Arsene Wenger says that Lucas Perez has the ability to play from wide positions, but that he bought him to add a different kind of threat as a central striker.
The Spaniard had a stand-out season playing up front for Deportivo la Coruña las season, and it’s there that the Arsenal manager sees him most often in this Arsenal side.
Speaking to the official site, Wenger said, “I see him more centrally, especially that’s why I bought him. He was a little bit of a late developer and as well I believe he had big success because he changed position and he has been moved central.
“He’s a left-footed player who has good movement and good link play as well. He’s not only a goalscorer, he’s good in assists as well and because he has played on the flanks before, he can give a good cross. He has a short backlift and is very dangerous in the box.
“He can play on the flanks because he has done it before, but my target was more to add one more player who can play through the middle.
“With the way I like to play, that’s an interesting quality.”