Arsenal flop, Lucas Perez, can’t stop scoring and the Deportivo Alaves man’s latest effort was a thunderbolt against Atletico Madrid to grab his side a point.
Before this game, Lucas Perez had scored four goals (with one assist) in his previous four games for the side he joined in the summer as he shakes off his Arsenal flop tag for good.
Alaves were one down on Tuesday night with less than 10 minutes left on the clock when the former Arsenal man stepped up and did this…
Lucas perez still got it pic.twitter.com/1HBn33ZNaF
— M▵NKSU (@komanksu) October 30, 2019
At Arsenal, many felt that the Spaniard was not really dealt a fair hand by Arsene Wenger. It seemed no matter how well he performed, when given a chance, it was never enough to get him a consistent run in the side.
He made just one league start after his debut against Southampton before leaving two years later and signing for West Ham.
Things didn’t go much better for him there.
He moved on after only a year saying he was leaving West Ham “in order to start a new adventure far away from London”.
What is so strange about Lucas’s career in England is that his goal/assist return was actually pretty good, yet he never managed to hold down a place with either Arsenal or West Ham.
The striker scored eight and assisted six in 22 games for the Gunners, and added another six goals in 19 games for West Ham, for a total of one goal contribution every 87.5 minutes with the two clubs.
Nonetheless, he clearly feels better suited to Spanish football and it seems he is right.