By Alex Taylor
Arsenal have completed the signing of Lucas Perez from Deportivo La Coruna for £17.1m and fans have taken to Twitter pleased that they’ve finally got some positive transfer news.
The forward officially joined the Gunners on Tuesday afternoon putting an end to months of speculation surrounding Arsenal’s attacking transfer activities.
The club announced the news via their official Twitter account at 2.36pm on Tuesday afternoon.
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) August 30, 2016
The north London outfit have been left short going forward in their opening Premier League encounters after Oliver Giroud was sidelined following his exertions at the European Championships this summer.
Some fans are already writing chants for their new star striker, while others have complimented the shrewd nature of the deal.
Here are a section of the best tweets:
He came to us from sunny Spain, perez, perez, he hates the scum from down the lane Perez, p
Perez !! #BienvenidoLucas 😍😍
— Durga Gooner Ghimire (@NepaliGooners) August 30, 2016
Lucas Perez is a great signing. In keeping with the Arsenal philosophy of signing a striker and playing him on the wing indefinitely.
— Azeem Banatwalla (@TheBanat) August 30, 2016
Lucas Perez signs! Economical deal, that.
— Freddy Dennis (@ArsenalBlogz) August 30, 2016
— JACK stays (@vis_arsenal) August 30, 2016
Give it an hour, Lucas Pérez will have more followers than Spurs
— ㅤㅤ (@niitroplaydirty) August 30, 2016
Wasn't overly keen with the Lucas Pérez signing when it was announced but I'm coming round to it after reading a few pieces on him.
— Josh Hammond (@Josh_Hamm0nd) August 30, 2016
@MirrorFootball I've never seen him play. Hopefully he can take us to the next level. Welcome to Arsenal Lucas Perez
— Karl (@karlstacampbell) August 30, 2016
— Al Ghozali (@alghozali_9) August 30, 2016
Welcome to arsenal Lucas Perez ❤️
— acop (@MuhdAcop19) August 30, 2016
WE LOVE YOU PEREZ WE DO OOOOOOH LUCAS PEREZ WE LOVE YOU
— Bogdan (@VintageRxmsey) August 30, 2016
The uncapped Spanish 27-year-old scored 17 goals in 37 games for Deportivo last season following his move from Greek side PAOK.
It is believed the forward was close to joining Everton before Arsene Wenger triggered the £17million release clause in his contract to bring him to the Emirates.
Perez has played 177 career games, scoring 52 goals and providing 38 assists across over 13,000 minutes of competitive football.