It looks like there is nothing Arsene Wenger can tell him to convince him to stay at Emirates. The only thing he could do to succeed his goal would be to promise him regular game time, but that’s the only thing he can’t guarantee him.
Lucas Perez seems set to leave Arsenal, and has told both the club and Arsene Wenger that he cannot afford to spend another season mostly on the bench.
Spain hope to be in Russia next summer, in the World Cup finals, and the 29-year-old striker knows that this is his last chance to be a member of his national team at the highest possible level.
As long as he’s playing… 10 minutes in one game, and 15 minutes three weeks later, he cannot expect to earn a call from Julen Lopetegui, Spain’s coach.
He is a top-quality striker but I could not give him the games he wants and deserves, I confess that. I feel a bit sorry for him
Wenger said a few months ago, understanding the Spaniard’s ambition.
According to reports, his former club, Deportivo La Coruna, but also Sevilla, are interested in striking a deal with Arsenal over the Spanish striker.