Lucas Perez wants to leave Arsenal "at all costs"

Arsene Wenger has revealed he could stay in management for at least four more years and insisted his preference is to stay at Arsenal.

This has led to speculation about Perez's future, but via his agent, the striker has denied this.

The agent of Arsenal's Lucas Perez has told ESPN FC the striker is frustrated by a lack of playing time but still "wants to succeed there".

Arsenal lie fourth in the Premier League's final qualification spot for next season's Champions League, but Liverpool are one point behind, with Manchester United two points off. Today, Lucas Perez wants to leave Arsenal....

"When you have a heavy defeat like that, it's hard to come out on one individual because you look at the way we conceded goals and you can as well criticise some other players", he said. Initially, the Gunners had planned to move for Leicester attacker Jamie Vardy, but the Englishman rejected all approaches made by the North London club to pledge his loyalty to the title winners. It earned him a move to Premier League heavyweights Arsenal, for what Sky Sports reported to be a £17.1million fee.

"I have [Olivier] Giroud, [Danny] Welbeck, [Theo] Walcott, Alexis [Sanchez] and Lucas".

He did, however, hit a Champions League hat-trick in Basle and has impressed a large section of Arsenal fans when afforded time on the pitch.

It looks like the majority of fans who took part in our poll believe that Arsene Wenger will remain at the Emirates next season. "I do not want to comment individually, but we have lost as a team and Alexis is part of that", Wenger told The Times when asked if Sanchez, nearly alone among Arsenal's squad, had played well in Bavaria.

  • Julie Sanders