Perez’s agent Rodrigo Fernandez Lovelle had been quoted as saying that Perez wanted to leave the Emirates “at all costs” after failing to establish himself as a first team regular.
Lovelle later retracted those comments in another interview, and speaking to Spanish radio station Cadena Cope (translated by ESPN FC) after Arsenal’s win against Sutton United on Monday night, Perez said he will be patient for his chances:
“I’m happy to have scored and I need to continue playing like this so that the coach gives me more minutes. I just have to be patient and take advantage of the opportunities.”
Perez has been limited to just ten starts since his arrival from Deportivo La Coruna in the summer for £17million. His performances have been at a high level though with seven goals and five assists but he appears to be behind both Alexis Sanchez and Olivier Giroud for the single starting berth up front.
The Spaniard has been interesting AC Milan, according to the Italian media, and his future may depend on how much game time he gets between now and the end of the season.