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Arsenal are known to be more pragmatic during the closing stages of the transfer window. Now, you’d see a more pragmatic Wenger in the market and you have no choice than to wonder why he leaves it late to get business done.

If reports are anything to go by, Arsenal have completed the signing of Spain international and Deportivo striker Lucas Peres, according to Sky sources.

Arsenal have been linked with arrays of strikers beginning this summer but have been unable to sign any of our target. This has come as a shock deal to the fans, as Peres has not been top of Arsenal’s transfer target list.

Sky Sports News HQ understands Arsenal’s negotiations have concluded, but the lure of Champions League football is likely to seem to be the most likely lure for the player.

The 27-year-old has also drawn interest from Everton but Arsenal

Lucas scored 17 goals in La Liga last term and Wenger believes he will tick the boxes for us.

However, I don’t think the Spaniard will be played ahead of Giroud.



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