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Shock at Emirates as 5ft9 striker hands Wenger transfer request amid club’s poor display

Part of the reason Arsene Wenger has failed this term is not because he did not bolster his squad but he has mostly failed in his team selection.

Despite being highly rated, Lucas Perez has remained a fringe player for Arsenal since making the move from Deportivo last term.

The Spaniard joined the Gunners last summer in a £17million move from Deportivo and has impressed – when given the chance – at the Emirates.

Perez has eight goals in 17 appearances since his summer move but just two of his ten Premier League appearances have been starts this season.

The forward is keen on making Spain’s 2018 World Cup squad and, at 28, fears a lack of first team football will scupper his chances.

And the player’s agent has confirmed that Perez will leave Arsenal this summer and talked up a potential move to AC Milan.

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‘He hasn’t received any offer yet,’ Rodrigo Fernandez Llovelle told calciomercato.com.

‘If Lucas leaves London – and he will leave because he’s had no chance with [Arsene] Wenger – he wants to go and play for a big club like Arsenal.

‘Milan is a great club and he likes them very much, even if we’ve never talked with the Rossoneri hierarchy.

‘Look, the truth is that Lucas wants to leave at all costs and is not happy at Arsenal, he hasn’t settled and hasn’t had a chance to play and show what he can do.

‘No matter who is the manager in the future, we want to go. The player must have the chance to play.’

 

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