Arsenal are reportedly surprised with how frustrated Lucas Perez has become during his short time in north London.

  • Lucas has reportedly made his frustration clear at Arsenal
  • Club surprised by his impatience
  • Forward has played just 265 minutes in the Premier League
  • Lucas has scored 7 goals and assisted 5 in 21 appearances in all competitions

The forward has struggled for playing time since joining Arsenal from Deportivo for a reported £17m last summer, which has led to claims that he could leave after just one season.

West Ham, who are apparently looking to bolster their attack, have been linked with the Spaniard despite his agent claiming that he doesn’t plan to leave.

Although it’s worth noting that this was said back in December. In February, Lucas’ agent, Rodrigo Fernandez Lovelle, claimed that his client wants to succeed at Arsenal, saying, “Like any professional, he wants to play.

“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.”

Now, the Mirror are reporting that Lucas has made his unhappiness towards the situation very clear at London Colney.

In fact, apparently, he’s been ‘voicing his frustrating’ at coaching staff and players, leaving the club confused by how quickly the 28-year-old has become frustrated and angry.

What’s interesting, however, is that Lucas is currently sidelined through a thigh injury and hasn’t been given a return date. He was left out of the squad that travelled to the Hawthorns on 18 March and, before that, missed out on the Bayern Munich match in mid-February because of a hamstring problem. Last year, he was out for 36 days with an ankle injury.

The forward hasn’t had a chance to really play because he’s spent a good portion of his time at Arsenal on the sidelines and when he hasn’t, he’s been returning to match fitness.

Therefore, I fail to see when he would have had the chance to sulk around in training, complaining about his lack of playing time, if he should have been in the treatment room.