He didn’t ask to be bought from Deportivo. He didn’t give a ‘come-get-me-plea’ speech.
And when Lucas Perez was called to perform?
Well, you can take a look at the video below from Arsenal Edits
I never would understand why he wasn’t given any more chances. He played well every time he was given the chance (however few and far between they were).
We may never be privy to the full story because we’re on the outside but, even the fans who know stuff going on inside the club are confused as it is to his treatment.
“And I think that the best place for me is at home, with Dépor. They [Arsenal] are not behaving well with me. The thing of taking the shirt number without telling me to give it to a companion, it seems to me the last straw.
“I can not continue this way. I have given everything, but that has not been reciprocated, so I can’t stand it any longer.”
He reportedly went on to tell Law, “I feel cheated. In February I was not allowed to leave for China with the promise that I would play more and after that, I had even fewer opportunities.
“But the shirt number is an ugly gesture. On the trip, Lacazette asked the boss and he accepted. Afterwards, he told me.
“Last year he [Wenger] told me that he understood that I was upset. I think this season things will get worse, so help me out. Since I have been a professional footballer, I’ve felt happiest in Deportivo, surrounded by my family, my friends.
“Put yourself in my place. I know I have chances to go to the national team. To play the World Cup. A dream. But for that, I have to play and I have to be happy.
“That’s why I want to go back to Coruña.”
I love Arsenal but my love for the club will not let me turn a blind eye when it plays unfair. This player has not been treated well in my opinion.
Has Arsenal treated Lucas Perez fairly?