Arsene Wenger hasn’t given up on Lucas Perez, and could recall the Spaniard from his loan at Deportivo should he lose Theo Walcott and Alexis Sanchez this month.
Arsenal are open to letting Walcott go during the January transfer window, and are preparing for bids for Alexis. However, there are fears that their sales could leave Arsenal light in attack.
That’s the view of the Mirror, who report that forgotten Spanish forward Lucas Perez could still be an option. John Cross suggests that Arsene Wenger still rates Lucas and could bring him back to bolster his offensive options.
The Spanish striker managed only two Premier League starts in his debut season at Arsenal, and was outspoken in his criticism of Arsene Wenger for the lack of opportunities.
Given how desperate he was to return to his hometown club of Deportivo La Caruna, a recall would prove to be a very unpopular decision. Lucas felt he wasn’t given enough opportunities at Arsenal, so I’d find it hard to see him coming back.
In the event that Walcott leaves, Arsenal wouldn’t need a replacement straight away, however, as the 28-year-old has barely made an impact on Arsenal’s season, and has been used mostly in the domestic cups.
If Alexis leaves, you’d expect a better player than Lucas to come in and replace him. He’s bagged five goals in 10 games for Deportivo this season, and seems very happy to be there.