‘Lucas can contribute as he's different'

By Lloyd Webb

Nacho Monreal says Lucas Perez will prove to be a major asset as he offers something different to the rest of the squad.

The forward scored 17 times last season for Deportivo la Coruna, and Monreal admits he kept a close eye on him during his time in Spain.

“Lucas Perez is a great striker,” he told Arsenal Player. “I know him very well because I follow La Liga quite a lot. I enjoyed watching him play last season. He had a fantastic campaign, scoring 17 league goals, despite not playing for one of the strongest teams.

“He can contribute with many things for Arsenal because he is different to the rest of the players in the squad. He is quick, left-footed and he finds spaces really easily. He is going to help us a lot.

"After having a few training sessions with him, I can say that I am very surprised with him. He is a very good player and he will fit into the group nicely. The language barrier is the first challenge a foreign player must face.

"Fortunately for Lucas, he speaks a decent English and understands everything. The language barrier won´t be an issue for him.”


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