Lucas Perez insists he is happy at Arsenal and feels settled in the side despite reports linking the Spaniard with a summer exit.
The attacker, who joined from Deportivo in the summer, has netted an impressive seven goals in all competitions despite his limited game time that has seen him start just twice in the Premier League.
The Spaniard is tipped at 17/2 to open the scoring for the Gunners according to Betstars, which sees him ahead of Mesut Ozil and Alex Iwobi in the stakes, and is in for a real shout to start against the Reds.
Often finding himself on the bench, Perez revealed there has been a transition since moving to England and now feels that he is well integrated into the side.
“It was still quite a change for me to get used to the English league when I moved here from Spain,” Perez told Arsenal Player.
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“Everyone needs some time to adjust. Players are all different, so some take longer to adapt than others.
“Now I feel really comfortable and I’ve fitted in well to the team – that’s particularly important for a player.”
Lucas has featured more recently including the 2-0 FA Cup win over Sutton where he opened the scoring. With Alex Iwobi struggling a little recently for form, Liverpool away could be the perfect place for Perez to earn a rare league start.
Overall his signing can be deemed a success so far considering his impact when called upon. He hasn’t however been tested in many of our big fixtures this season and should be given the chance to prove his worth.
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