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‘Lucas has all ingredients to succeed'

Arsène Wenger is confident Lucas Perez will succeed at Arsenal - because the striker possesses “the qualities to integrate into our team”.

The Spanish forward scored 17 La Liga goals for Deportivo La Coruna last season, but it’s his all-round ability that has really impressed his new manager.

“I’m happy because I believe he has the qualities to integrate into our team very well,” Wenger told Arsenal Player. “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 has pace, good technical levels, is a good finisher and he has the ingredients to be a success"

“I think people will be a little bit surprised maybe, because nobody knows him very well. He has travelled a bit across Europe.

“He’s a late developer in this position because he has always played on the flanks. He’s got a good eye for goal and had an outstanding season last year in a team that didn’t create too many chances.

“I’m confident. He has pace, good technical levels, is a good finisher and he has the ingredients to be a success. It’s always a little bit of a gamble to come from one country to another, with different challenges, but I believe it was a gamble worth taking. I’m excited about that.”

 

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