Many teams are accused of being a one-man show, but it seems that might be a little too close to the bone for Deportivo La Coruna who have yet to score a single goal since they sold Lucas to Arsenal this summer.

A player they were desperate to keep, they even offered him a seven-year deal to try and entice him into staying, but the lure of Arsenal was simply too much for them to compete with.

As Lucas grabbed his first, and then second, goals for his new club, his former employers must have been left wondering what they’re going to do without him.

In La Liga this season, Deportivo have scored just two goals, and Lucas scored one of those and assisted the other before he left.

The player that the Spaniards signed to replace Lucas, Joselu from Stoke City, promptly set about getting a knee injury and is now likely to be sidelined for the next few months.

They are now hoping that Ryan Babel can help replace some of what they lost when they sold their favourite player.

Good luck with that.

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