Is Lucas Pérez going to revive Arsenal F.C.? Fans of the British soccer team are hoping so. Arsene Wenger, the manager of the team, spent the last three years promising supporters the transfer of a world class striker without any success.
Wenger tried to acquire top players like Gonzalo Higuain, Luis Suárez, and Alexandre Lacazette, but they all declined a move to the London club. Olivier Giroud, the current striker, is not consistent enough to take the team to the next level.
Pérez, who scored 17 goals with Deportivo de La Coruna in La Liga last season, seems to be the answer to Wenger’s prayers. According to rumors, the move will probably be concluded in the upcoming days for at least $22.5 million.
Fans of Arsenal have taken to social to share their excitement about the new signing of a forward, although most of them did not know much about his level or if he is the right fit for the Premier League.
James Rodriguez, who is not part of Zinedine Zidane’s plans at Real Madrid, might also land at Arsenal before the transfer window closes on August 31.
Experts believe that even with those two talents, Wenger’s squad will have a hard time competing against José Mourinho‘s Manchester United, Antonio Conte‘s Chelsea, and Pep Guardiola‘s Manchester City this season for the title.
At 27, Pérez had his best season in 2015-2016.