Lucas Perez is adamant his time to shine will come at Arsenal after his impressive half hour cameo against Ludogorets in the Champions League. The Spaniard was brought on in the second half of the game and in that time made two assists.
Speaking to IBTimes, the former Deportivo player said he has Wenger’s trust despite the limited playing time he’s had due to the good form of Alexis Sanchez and Theo Walcott.
“The coach told me to be quiet because he trusts in me. He says that he has been following me for a long time and that he likes me so I have to be patient. He said that opportunities will come and today he has proved it. He is a good guy and is always there to help us.”
“When I came to Arsenal I knew where I was coming. I know there are great players here. I have to wait for the opportunity. Everyone wants to play, but the important thing is the team and we have won seven games in a row.”
Lucas, whose Champions League Debut was in the 6 – 0 thrashing of Ludogorets, said he loves playing upfront but can play on the flank as well if the need arises.
“Where I enjoy the most is up front because it’s where I’ve been playing in recent times but I can adapt to any position in the attack. I am here for every time the manager needs me.”
“When you arrive at a new club it’s obvious that you have the enthusiasm and the desire to prove your worth. But this is Arsenal and there is much competition, those who are playing are doing well. We have had seven wins in a row so it is normal that the master is trusting in the same players. The most important thing is to be ready to do my best when I have the chance.
It’s also good to hear the Spaniard say he is happy at the club, even though he isn’t getting enough playing time.
“I am very happy at the club, in the city and my family is also very happy. It’s a little cold here but it’s a very nice town and there are many Spaniards.”