Arsenal forward Lucas Perez has become frustrated with a lack of game time at the Gunners and wants to leave this summer, according to Goal.
The 28-year-old only arrived last summer from Deportivo La Coruna but wants to leave in search of regular football as he bids to make the Spain squad for World Cup 2018.
Perez has scored six goals in all competitions this season and has looked bright when he has been given the opportunity in the first team.
However, he has managed just two Premier League starts all season and may see his chances further reduced by the return to fitness of Danny Welbeck.
The report claims that Perez met with Arsene Wenger for talks over his role earlier this season and revealed he was unhappy with his lack of playing time.
Perez also reportedly feels he has done enough to deserve more starts, but these have not been forthcoming with his last coming in the 5-0 FA Cup win over Southampton in January.
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Competition for places in the Arsenal attack is fierce with Alexis Sanchez and Olivier Giroud both in good form, Welbeck bright on his return, and with Theo Walcott and Alex Iwobi occupying the wide positions.
The highlight of Perez’s Arsenal career so far is surely the hat-trick he scored against Basel in the Champions League in December, although he has not netted since the beginning on January when he scored in the 3-3 thriller with Bournemouth.
While Perez’s frustration is understandable, he has been used sparingly, it would be a real shame to see him depart as he has looked a decent addition on the rare chances he has been given to impress.