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.

VITORIA-GASTEIZ, SPAIN - OCTOBER 29: No longer just an Arsenal flop, Lucas Perez of Deportivo Alaves celebrates after scoring goal during the Liga match between Deportivo Alaves and Club Atletico de Madrid at Estadio de Mendizorroza on October 29, 2019 in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain. (Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images)
VITORIA-GASTEIZ, SPAIN – OCTOBER 29: No longer just an Arsenal flop – Lucas Perez of Deportivo Alaves celebrates after scoring goal during the Liga match between Deportivo Alaves and Club Atletico de Madrid at Estadio de Mendizorroza on October 29, 2019 in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain. (Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images)

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.

Lucas Perez this season, via Transfermarkt
Lucas Perez this season, via Transfermarkt

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…

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”.

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 04: Lucas Perez of West Ham United celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Cardiff City at London Stadium on December 4, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 04: Lucas Perez of West Ham United celebrates after scoring his team’s second goal during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Cardiff City at London Stadium on December 4, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)

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.

You can read more about Lucas Perez’s current scoring streak here.

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