Eye Football

News » Premier League news » Arsenal news

Lucas Perez looking for way out of Arsenal?


Lucas Perez looking for way out of Arsenal?

Perez heading for early Gunners exit?

Arsenal striker Lucas Perez is reportedly eyeing a fresh challenge elsewhere following his lack of playing time at the Emirates this season. The Spaniard joined the Gunners from Deportivo La Coruna for £17.1m in the summer.

Perez, 28, was expected to command a regular place in the starting line-up under Arsene Wenger when he first arrived from La Liga in August.

However, he has since struggled to break into the starting line-up with Alexis Sanchez and Olivier Giroud being preferred ahead of him for the centre-forward role.

According to Italian source Calciomercato, the Spaniard could be off the Gunners ranks in January with Southampton prepared to lodge a bid for his services.

Saints boss Claude Puel is on the search for a pacey forward after star striker Charlie Austin was ruled out for the long-term with a dislocated shoulder.

Despite his limited action this term, Perez has been successful in other competitions with his Champions League hattrick against Basel being a highlight moment.