Lucas Perez has said he is finding it difficult to come to terms with being a bit part player under Arsene Wenger.
The Spaniard was first-choice at his previous club Deportivo but hasn’t had many chances in the Premier League or the Champions League since his £17million move to the Emirates in the summer.
In an interview for Arsenal’s official programme (quotes via the Evening Standard), the 28-year-old says he is trying to be patient and doing the best when he plays:
“The only thing you can do is work hard and wait for your chance to play. You don’t have a choice. At any moment you can be asked to play, you’re on the pitch and you play as well as you can. That’s football, you just have to be patient.”
Perez made it on for the last 18 minutes against Bayern Munich in the humbling 5-1 defeat last night, but he has been limited to just nine starts in all competitions this season.
He certainly has made the most of his chances with seven goals and five assists, but with a fit again Danny Welbeck, alongside Alexis Sanchez and Olivier Giroud, it seems unlikely the forward will be given an extended run in the first team by Arsene Wenger this season.