According to the reports from Goal, Arsenal striker Lucas Perez is reportedly ‘confused’ by Arsene Wenger’s treatment of him this term and could leave the Emirates Stadium for regular first-team football this summer.
The 29-year-old forward has moved to the north London club in a £17m deal from La Liga side Deportivo in the dying days of last summer’s transfer window and he’s impressed when given the chance this season.
The Spaniard has made just 17 appearances for Arsene Wenger’s side this campaign but he has a very credible eight goals to his name.
However, the same sources also claim that Perez is baffled as to why he’s constantly overlooked by the manager and is seriously considering his future at the club.
Theo Walcott and Mesut Ozil have been out of form in recent weeks but that’s not resulted in more playing time for Lucas Perez and Spanish forward believes he should have been afforded more chances over the course of the season.
Playing heavily on Perez’s mind is Spain’s World Cup squad in 2018 and the forward believes he has little chance of making it if he stays at the Emirates.
Alongside Lucas Perez, Alexis Sanchez is also considering the departure from Arsenal due to the disappointing run of the London-based club this season.
Meanwhile, as the agent of Arsenal attacking midfielder Mesut Ozil has revealed, the German superstar feels he is being unfairly singled out amid the Gunners recent poor form.
The 28-year-old playmaker has not been at his best lately as the Arsene Wenger’s side have seen their Premier League and Champions League hopes crumble with a series of poor results.
However, the player’s agent Erkut Sogut insists that Ozil does not deserve to get such a huge portion of the blame when the team as a whole has performed so poorly.
During his interview with BBC Sport, Sogut said: ‘Criticism is normal if a player plays badly.
‘But Mesut feels people are not focusing on his performance; they are using him as a scapegoat for the team after bad results.
‘Bayern had 74% possession. How can someone in the No.10 position create chances if you don’t have the ball?
‘In these games people usually target a player who cost a lot of money and earns a lot of money – that is Mesut. But he can’t be always be the scapegoat. That’s not fair.
‘Football is a team sport and Arsenal are not performing well as a team. Eleven players were on the pitch but Mesut was singled out for criticism. Was he the reason that Arsenal conceded five goals?’