Lucas Perez is a top-class striker-Guillem Balague

Spanish Reports Say Arsenal Could Sign Lucas Perez Today

Lucas Perez

Guillem Balague believes Lucas Perez is a top-class striker amid reports of an impending move to the Premier League.

Sky Sports News are reporting that the Deportivo La Coruna centre-forward is set fly to the English capital to undergo a medical at the north London club.

Arsene Wenger has been heavily linked with a striker throughout the summer but the Arsenal manager has been left frustrated in his attempt to bolster his attacking options.

The 2014 and 2015 FA Cup holders were rejected by England striker Jamie Vardy earlier this summer after the Premier League winner decided to stay and sign a new contract with Leicester City.

The three-time Premier League winners were also left stumped in their pursuit of France forward Alexandre Lacazzette after Lyon confirmed that they had turned down an offer from Arsenal.

But Sky Sports News’s La Liga expert Balague believes Perez will prove a good signing for the Gunners.

“Someone who scores 17 goals in La Liga should be considered a top signing, especially when you consider Perez did that at Deportivo,” Balague told Sky Sports.

“He’s fast, has a powerful left-footed shot, he’s clever and has been abroad already in Ukraine and Greece.

“That experience makes him different to other Spanish strikers that struggled in the Premier League in the past.

“He can play as a number nine or, more likely, on the right-hand side of attack.”

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