Arsenal fans react on Twitter to Perez omission v Ludogorets
By Dominic Toner
Lucas Perez has been named on the bench against Ludogorets – and Arsenal fans were not pleased with the decision on Twitter.
The Gunners host the Bulgarian side on Wednesday night in their Champions League match and Arsene Wenger has made four changes to his side.
David Ospina, Kieran Gibbs, Francis Coquelin and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain have come into the side for the European clash.
Petr Cech, Nacho Monreal, Granit Xhaka and Iwobi have been left out after starting against Swansea on Saturday in the Premier League.
Arsenal announced their line-up on their official Twitter account.
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— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) 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 has made just three appearances this season and netted a brace against Nottingham Forest in the EFL Cup.
He has been named on the substitute’s bench against Ludogorets and will hope to be given the opportunity to make an impact.
Arsenal supporters were disappointed that Perez was not handed a start, as Alexis Sanchez continued his role of spearheading the attack.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Again what is the point in arsenal signing Perez if he's never going to play him? Tonight would of been perfect.
— Bradley Powell (@bradley1629) October 19, 2016
— Prayash Majumdar (@PrayashMajumdar) October 19, 2016
— Kyle! (@FutbolStuffs) October 19, 2016
Shame that Perez and Xhaka don't start but very strong squad. Come on Arsenal let's be sensible
— Chris AFC (@loyaltoarsenal) October 19, 2016
Thought pérez would have got a look in #AFC
— invincibles (@invinci39358418) October 19, 2016
4 changes tonight still a very solid team, would liked to see Perez in though get the lad some game time
— Reece (@_AFCReece) October 19, 2016
@arsenal why couldn't we start Lucas Perez
— segar ™ (@Sgr_Afc) October 19, 2016
Still feel Alexis should be given a rest as well and Perez should start but he'll probably start against Reading imo
— ???? (@AFCKiran) October 19, 2016
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