Lucas Perez Arsenal announce signing of striker from Deportivo La Coruna

Arsenal have secured the services of Lucas Perez, the striker joining from Deportivo La Coruna.

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Lucas Perez play Arsenal have secured the services of Lucas Perez, the striker joining from Deportivo La Coruna. (Arsenal FC via Getty Images )
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Arsenal have completed the signing of forward Lucas Perez from Deportivo La Coruna.

Manager Arsene Wenger confirmed on Saturday that the 27-year-old, along with Valencia defender Shkodran Mustafi, had agreed terms, with the official confirmation on Tuesday.

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The Premier League club have not revealed any details surrounding the fee - believed to be in the region of £17million - or the length of the deal.

"He's not only a goalscorer, he's a guy who combines well with partners, who can give a final ball and makes good runs," Wenger told Arsenals' official website.

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"He's got a good eye for goal and had an outstanding season last year."

Wenger had come under pressure for a perceived lack of activity in the transfer market, with Gunners fans getting restless having gone without a Premier League title since 2004.

Perez plied his trade for several clubs across Europe, including Rayo Vallecano, Karpaty Lviv and PAOK, before joining Deportivo, initially on loan, in 2014.

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The 27-year-old, renowned for his pace and work rate, scored 17 goals in 36 league appearances for the club last season, while also providing 10 assists.

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