Arsenal attacker in u-turn over future, reveals agent
Lucas Perez’s Arsenal future looks unclear (Picture: Getty)

Lucas Perez’s agent says his client is now happy to remain at Arsenal, despite stating the precise opposite just 24 hours ago.

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The Spaniard has endured a frustrating start to life at the Emirates Stadium, having impressed whenever used by Arsene Wenger, though still some way from claiming a regular starting spot.

Perez has seven goals and three assists so far this season, showing himself to be effective as either a winger or a centre-forward and seeming to settle quickly since his summer move from Deportivo La Coruna.

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 28:  Lucas Perez of Arsenal looks on during the Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Southampton and Arsenal at St Mary's Stadium on January 28, 2017 in Southampton, England.  (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)
Perez joined the Gunners from Deportivo last summer (Picture: Getty)

On Monday, his agent Rodrigo Fernandez Llovelle claimed that Perez wanted to leave Arsenal ‘at all costs’, but has now played down the prospect of moving.

‘Like any professional, he wants to play,’ Llovelle said.

‘When one does not play he is not happy but we knew it would be difficult and it is a long contract.

Arsenal fixtures

Liverpool (A) – Sat 4 Mar
Bayern Munich – Champions League (H) – Tue 7 Mar
Lincoln – FA Cup (H) – 11/12 Mar
West Brom (A) – Sat 18 Mar
Manchester City (H) – Sat 1 Apr
West Ham (H) – Tue 4 Apr
Crystal Palace (A) – Sat 8 Apr

‘Lucas has this contract with Arsenal and he wants to succeed there. No-one has spoken of a move.’

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