Official: Shock in the Emirates as another Arsenal winger completes €15m transfer

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Rafa Benitez has revealed he’s tried to hold talks with Arsene Wenger in a bid to sign Lucas Perez from Arsenal.

It emerged Perez was a target for Benitez yesterday when he claimed to be a fan of the player.

And today he went a step further by revealing an informal discussion with Wenger.

He said: “I was talking with Arsene yesterday at the managers’ meeting and I said ‘listen we have to talk’ and he said ‘if you have some money, let me know’.

Previously Benitez has spoken openly about the striker who looks set to leave Arsenal this summer after having his number nine taken off and handed to new signing Alexandre Lacazette.

“I like the player because I have good friends in A Coruña,” he said.

“I know that he did really well. He’s come here and not played in many games, but I like the player.”

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