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Arsenal’s Lucas Perez Returns To Deportivo On Loan

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Updated August 31, 2017
Arsene Wenger during the Premier League football match between Liverpool and Arsenal at Anfield on August 27, 2017. Anthony Devlin / AFP

Spanish forward Lucas Perez returned to Deportivo la Coruna on Thursday on a year-long loan deal from Arsenal, Deportivo confirmed.

Perez, 28, joined the Gunners from Deportivo for a reported fee of £17 million ($22 million) a year ago to the day.

“Lucas Perez Martinez will play this season at Deportivo la Coruna on loan without an option to buy,” Deportivo said in a statement.

Perez made just 21 appearances in his solo season in England, scoring seven goals and winning the FA Cup.

However, he remains a local hero in Galicia after scoring 24 goals in 59 appearances for Deportivo between 2014 and 2016.

Perez is just the latest player to leave the Emirates in a frenzied end to the transfer window for Arsenal following Gabriel Paulista, Kieran Gibbs, and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

 

AFP