New signing Lucas Perez is a player with a bit of an edge. Watch him in this video as he breathes every moment of a game against Barcelona last season, even when he’d been taken off.
Now he says he’s ready to get going for his new club, and that he’s hopeful he can help give the fans something to celebrate.
The 27 year old, who completed his £17m move from Deportivo la Coruña today, spoke to the official site about the transfer, and what can bring to the team.
“I think I’m a pacy player,” he said. “I like to link up and combine with my team-mates, playing one-twos to work a shot. I don’t want to put myself in a box, I hope that the Arsenal fans can see for themselves and enjoy watching me.
“I played as a striker for most of my career but I can adapt to any of the four positions across the front line,” he continued.
“I prefer playing as a striker but I have no problem playing anywhere up front.”
And with something to prove, making a big club move relatively late in his career, he left it in no doubt as to his desire to make an impact.
“I want to show what I’m about, get stuck into playing and perform well. I’m delighted. It’s a massive step in my career to come to a club with the history and quality that Arsenal have and be able to play in competitions like the Premier League and the Champions League.
“I’m very proud and happy to be here.”