Lucas Perez has thanked Arsenal and Arsenal fans after his time at the club came to an end today. The Spanish striker joined West Ham on loan, linking up with former teammate Jack Wilshere, after two seasons with the club.
In total he made 21 appearances for the Gunners scoring 7 goals and making 5 assists. He bagged a Champions League hat-trick against FC Basel, but never convinced Arsene Wenger.
He spent last season on loan with his hometown club Deportivo la Coruna but couldn’t help them avoid relegation. The 30 year old went for a fee of around £4m, much less than the £17.5m he cost two years ago.
Via his Twitter account, he sent the following message:
Today I would like to thank Arsenal fans for their support, they always showed me affection and love from the first time I arrived in London.
I also want to give thanks to my teammates and to the staff of this club for giving me the opportunity to make my debut in one of the best leagues in the world and win the FA Cup.
I wish you all the best for the future and I hope you can go on and achieve great things.
He was a decent player but having been considered not good enough by both Arsene Wenger and Unai Emery, perhaps he’ll find West Ham a better fit.
Best of luck to him, especially against Sp*rs.