Arsenal transfer news: Lucas Perez completes £17m move from Deportivo La Coruna

Arsenal have confirmed their fourth signing of the summer after landing former Deportivo La Coruna striker Lucas

Jack de Menezes
Tuesday 30 August 2016 14:36

Arsenal have completed the signing of striker Lucas Perez from Deportivo La Coruna in a £17m deal, the club have announced.

Lucas arrives as Arsenal’s fourth new signing of the summer, and after passing a medical in London last week, he has agreed a long-term contract subject to the move being ratified by the Premier League.

Speaking to, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said: “He’s not only a goalscorer, he’s a guy who combines well with partners, who can give a final ball and makes good runs. He’s got a good eye for goal and had an outstanding season last year.”

Lucas will provide competition for Olivier Giroud, with the French striker nearing a return to full fitness after failing to appear in the season-opening defeat by Liverpool and Saturday’s 3-1 victory over Watford. Giroud came in for criticism last season as Arsenal fell short of challenging Leicester City for the title, and in Lucas Arsenal have landed a striker who scored 19 goals in all competitions last season.

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