Wenger: Why Lucas Perez Cannot Be In My First Team

Arsenal ran rally against their opponent Nottingham Forest in the EFL Cup yesterday night and the new boys of Arsenal were impressive and stole the whole show.

Lucas Perez netted a brace for his second start at Arsenal and Wenger was full of praise for the player even though he mentioned his reservation about the striker.

Perez whose performance was dismal in the first half of the game, made up for his peripheral show off in the second half with two goals. The first was from the penalty spot while the second was a result of his effort.

Perez capped an impressive final half an hour by putting Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain through to round off a comprehensive victory

Wenger claims the player will now be full of confidence as they prepare for tougher fixtures. However, the French manager seem uncomfortable with the fact that the player uses only his left.

Wenger said: “Of course, a striker is always growing when he scores goals.

“He did well. He’s quick, he’s determined. He uses well his left foot – a bit too much in my taste. He doesn’t use his right enough. Overall he’s like all the left-footed players, you know.

Wenger would have known this before signing the player.  Making emphasis on it is not worth it.


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