By Dominic Toner
Lucas Perez made a good impact off the bench against Ludogorets – and Arsenal supporters expressed their delight with his performance on Twitter.
Arsenal completed a crushing 6-0 win against the Bulgarian side in their Champions League meeting, with Mesut Ozil scoring a first career hat-trick in the second-half.
Alexis Sanchez, Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain also scored for the Gunners in the one-sided affair.
Forward Perez was introduced to the match in the 61st minute and made a great impression, picking up two of the assists for team-mate Ozil.
Arsenal supporters were pleased with the impact of Perez and feel that he could be a huge asset to the team going forward.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Just seen the highlights. Some absolute peaches! Impressed with Perez's cameo. Got such depth this year #AFC
— Joe (@joe1989_bjj) October 19, 2016
Perez needs more time on the pitch tbh
— Hic Ace (@HicaseSilva) October 19, 2016
Lucas Perez great off the bench. Could be a great impact player for us this season. 2 great assists. #AFC
— ¥ (@WorldClassAFC) October 19, 2016
— Adelegan Tosin (@tosicky10) October 19, 2016
Also, Perez hasn't played all season. Comes on for like 30 mins or whatever and runs riot with Mesut Özil. The guy is a good addition.
— Sabah Chötu (@Sabah_ChotuAFC) October 19, 2016
— Öwais Majid (@owaisMajid01) October 19, 2016
Ozil got the hat trick but I like this Perez guy. #afc
— X Zee (@brondyx) October 19, 2016
— Ben Prentice (@benprentice01) October 19, 2016
Lucas Perez is so fast and has the final ball in him… Wenger needs to play him often..An asset to team
— Arsene My Hero (@TejasAFC) October 19, 2016
Perez, 28, has endured a frustrating start to his Gunners career since his arrival at the Emirates in the summer.
The striker had made just three appearances before the Ludogorets match and netted a brace against Nottingham Forest in the EFL Cup.
Manager Arsene Wenger does have several attacker to choose from and has preferred in-form Sanchez to spearhead the attack at the beginning of the season.
The Gunners face Middlesbrough in the Premier League and Reading in the cup during the next six days, meaning Perez could be handed further opportunities to force his way into the starting XI.
The striker impressed at his former club Deportivo in Spain, scoring 24 goals in just 59 appearances for them, something he will hope to replicate at the Emirates.
In other Arsenal team news, the club’s supporters reacted on Twitter to Ozil’s hat-trick against Ludogorets.