West Ham United have completed the signing of Lucas Perez from Arsenal.
Arsenal have announced the departure of Lucas Perez from the club. The Spanish forward will join West Ham United on a three-year deal on a £4m fee plus add-ons.
— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) August 9, 2018
The Spanish forward joined Arsenal in 2016, but could only make 11 Premier League appearances in his first season at the club, making a total of 21 appearances for the club. He struggled in the Premier League, scoring only one goal in the entire campaign.
All the best, @LP10oficial
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) August 9, 2018
Perez was later loaned out to his former club Deportivo in his second season at the club, however he could only score 6 goals in 32 La Liga appearances for the club.
In the pre-season tour to Asia, Lucas Perez made an appearance for Arsenal. However, Arsenal have seemingly decided to part ways with the forward.
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— Lucas Pérez (@LP10oficial) August 9, 2018
Earlier, Arsenal completed five summer signings since Unai Emery’s arrival as the new head-coach of the club. The North London club underwent a squad overhaul, and brought two midfielders, two defenders, and a new first-choice goalkeeper in Bernd Leno. The club is unlikely to make any more signings on the deadline day.
Arsenal will begin their Premier League campaign later this week against the defending league champions Manchester City.
The new Premier League begins tomorrow when Manchester United takes on LeIcester City at Old Trafford.