It was earlier stated by Arsene Wenger that the club were close to completing the signings of two players after their win over Watford and now one of them has been announcedA�officiallyA�on their website.
Lucas Perez was one of Deportivo La Corunaa��s best players and 17 goals have been scored by him. He has registered 8 assists as well. At 27, the Spaniard has had his breakthrough season and is at the peak of his powers.
After failing to land primary targets Alexandre Lacazette and Jamie Vardy, Wenger has turned to the speedy forward to solve the cluba��s striker problems. The move is reported to have cost around a��17 million.
Perez can also play on the wings and is known to have fast pace. Wenger spoke about the player after he completed his move.
a�?Hea��s not only a goalscorer, hea��s a guy who combines well with partners, who can give a final ball and makes good runs. Hea��s got a good eye for goal and had an outstanding season last year.a�?
More goals have been scored or assisted by Perez than any other Spanish player in La Liga since the start of last season. A club record last season was created by Perez A�by scoring 7 goals in 7 consecutive games.
He is yet to receive a squad number and only regulatory processes need to be completed. Perez is now the 4thA�summer signing the club have made after the likes of Granit Xhaka, Rob Holding and Takuma Asano.
Host clubs have been played for by Perez before finally earning a move to his hometown club Deportivo La Coruna in August of last year. He was also a target for Barcelona this summer but Paco Alcacer has been now signed by the Catalans.
The 27-year-old has played for the likes of PAOK,A�KarpatyA�Lviv A�and Rayo as well. Arsenal had reportedly looked at Perez a month ago and decided not to sign him after the scout report but have made a U-Turn on him since then.
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It was also confirmed by Wenger that a deal for the German defender is close. The soon to be former Valencia man spoke to Sky Sports about the move and mentioned that he was convinced to join the club by Mesut Ozil.
Wenger has been hit by an injury crisis at the back with the likes of Per Mertesacker and Gabriel out injured. Holding ended substituting in all three gamesA�the Gunners have played so far in the league.