Lucas Perez wants to leave Arsenal ‘at all costs’, according to his agent, as he’s unhappy with how little playing time he’s been given by Arsene Wenger.
The Spaniard has been a productive player this season, and in relation to his appearances has racked up impressive stats with 6 goals and 6 assists.
However, he appears not to have convinced the Arsenal manager, and he’s been restricted to short cameos, if he gets on at all.
That has left him with a desire to leave and in an interview with CalcioMercato, Rodrigo Fernandez Llovelle, said, “Look, the truth is that Lucas wants to leave at all costs and is not happy at Arsenal.
“He hasn’t settled and hasn’t had a chance to play and show what he can do. He will leave because he’s had no chance with Wenger – he wants to go and play for a big club.
“No matter who is the manager in the future, we want to go. The player must have the chance to play.”
His comments are in stark contrast to those made back in November, when he denied any issues with the club and played down speculation that he might leave on loan.
“He has no intention of leaving, Arsenal and Wenger are very happy with him,” he said. “Maybe try asking them!”
It’s a strange situation, Lucas has always looked good and productive when he plays, but he’s clearly some way down Arsene Wenger’s pecking order.
It will be interesting to see if he plays tonight against Sutton in the FA Cup.