Lucas Perez is finally starting to hit some form with Deportivo Alaves in Spain, after struggling throughout spells with Arsenal and West Ham.
Lucas Perez joined Arsenal from Deportivo de La Coruna in 2016, but he never really got a proper chance on the pitch in the Premier League for the club. After his debut against Southampton, Perez only made one league start until he left two years later.
The striker spent some time back on loan with Deportivo, but nine goals in 37 games as they got relegated meant they weren’t too keen to invest in his permanent return to the club.
Perez went to West Ham instead, where he scored six goals in 19 games and struggled for starts once again. As a result, he moved on just one year later, joining Deportivo Alaves.
After initially going six appearances (three starts) without a goal, Perez opened his account from the penalty spot in late September. The floodgates appeared to open after that, as he’s since had a hand in four of Alaves’ five goals, scoring three and assisting one.
The pick of the lot was an overhead kick against Villarreal, even if it did come in a 4-1 defeat for his side. Skip to 0:20 in the video below to watch the goal:
This is the best run of form Perez has managed since that transfer to Arsenal in 2016. For his sake, we hope it’s a sign that he’s finally found the right club for him.