Lucas Perez’s agent, Rodrigo Fernandez Lovelle, has had a busy day.

At the start of Monday a report came out of Italy that Lovelle had given a detailed interview about Lucas wanting to leave Arsenal – at all costs, no less.

Not long after this started to spread on the internet, Lovelle denied even giving the interview. This wasn’t a case of things being twisted. It seems as if the quotes have been entirely fabricated.

Now, speaking to the Press Association, Lovelle has given a little more information on Lucas and what the player is thinking.

“Like any professional, he wants to play,” Lovelle told Press Association Sport when asked about Perez’s future.

“When one does not play he is not happy but we knew it would be difficult and it is a long contract.

“Lucas has this contract with Arsenal and he wants to succeed there. No-one has spoken of a move.”

It’s not clear at the time of writing if Lucas is set to be involved against Sutton United but you expect him to be.

Even if Alexis also seems to be going to play at some point