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Arsenal boss Unai Emery wants to trim back his squad and is therefore willing to let go of some players this summer, an attempt to make room for the new reinforcements.
Lucas Perez is said to be in one of those packs and will be offloaded this summer. His exit has been heavily rumoured for sometime, only when will it happened has been the question.
Since joining the English outfit from Deportivo La Coruña for a reported fee of £17.1 million, the 29-year-old has failed to create an impressive mark for the club at the senior level.
Despite grabbing a brace that helped Arsenal knock off any chances FC Basel had in topping their group in the 2016 edition of the Champions League and his assists that crowned Arsenal FA Cup champs in 2017, he has remained shadowed.
There had been warning signals he would leave the Emirates after he gave hints of a possible departure, earlier in the year.
Pérez spent a season-long loan at former club Deportivo La Coruña, last term. His name has been struck out of Emery’s plan for the club on paper next term.
James Benge of the Evening Standard says that Arsenal will sell the forward rather than cut loan deals for the 29-year-old.
Serie A outfit Lazio have reportedly registered their interests in the out-of-favoured forward.
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