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Like the Spanish Conquistadors that set out on ventures new, looking for treasure and gold. Lucas Perez did the same, setting off for the eerie shores of England and landed at Arsenal.
The Spaniard came with what seemed like a bargain price of £17.1 million and after last week’s performance in the FA Cup, he showed what smart spending is all about.
The 28-year old displayed an outstanding performance against Premier League side Southampton. With the ability to string passes together with the striker. Even having the qualities to forge a partnership with a non-starter in Kieran Gibbs, showing the versatility to work with anyone down that left side.
The former Deportivo La Coruña forward possesses the composure and finesse that you expect from the Spanish. As well having the key eye for a goal and the precision to deliver the ball in the back of the net, he makes any football enthusiast gleam with joy.
His only goal for Arsenal in the league was in their 3-3 draw vs Bournemouth. Despite his tally not looking as impressive as one would hope, the Spaniard’s desire to set up play and be on the end of enticing passes gives the possibility of goals, assists and points to come.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has recently been using Arsenal’s new Spaniard in a different number of positions, but after a string of great performances, Perez has seen his place come on the left-wing. Lucas has shown his willingness to adapt with having the ability and desire to thrive under any position giving to him.
Although Perez may have tallied 16 points so far this season, Arsenal have a few games coming up which Lucas could sneak some points on for your team.
Trips to the likes of Chelsea and Liverpool, may seem scary for a person wanting to put him in the team. However, his recent performances have shown that if given the chance he can create opportunities and create chances for points.
A potential big game for Lucas to establish himself in the Arsenal team and in your Fantasy squads is the home trip coming up against Hull City. The PL side sitting at the bottom of the table could allow Lucas the freedom and promise to deliver the points needed for The Gunners.
The resurgence in forwards at Arsenal has become a big upside for The Gunners and Lucas falls in that category. With the likes of Danny Welbeck, Theo Walcott and Alex Iwobi putting in a string of performances, Lucas Perez has shown that ‘the wheat rises from the chafe’.