By Aramide Oladipo
Summer signing Lucas Perez has admitted that he is weighing up his options and he might need to leave Arsenal to get more minutes under his belt, with a return to former club Deportivo a strong option.
The 28-year-old striker moved to London from Spanish club Deportivo last summer for a fee around £17 million.
It took a while for the Spaniard to get a start in the first team, but he announced himself on the Champions League stage as he scored a hat-trick in Arsenal’s 4-1 victory away at Basel in December.
That performance wasn’t enough to impress Wenger though and, with injuries also playing a part, Lucas has failed to nail down a place in the starting eleven at Arsenal.
The Spaniard has only made 11 appearances in the Premier League and incredibly, nine of them have come from the substitutes bench.
Speaking to Spanish newspaper La Voz De Galicia, as quoted in the Evening Standard, Perez revealed that he might return to La Liga and play for his former side Deportivo.
“I would like to prove that I’ve got the quality to win things with Arsenal.” he said.
“But if the moment comes when I can’t do that anymore, or if they decide to transfer me, there is always the opportunity to go back to Depor.”
“I know there are other clubs who want to sign me and my intention is to play in the Champions League. But in the summer we will see if Depor is still an option.”
Deportivo have certainly missed his presence as they have been fighting against relegation for the majority of the season and find themselves in 16th place in La Liga.
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