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Sky Sports claim 29-year-old forward has agreed transfer deal to leave Arsenal this summer

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Lucas Perez

Arsenal have decided to trim their squad and this is understandable given the amount of signings that the Gunners have made this summer.

There are a few players being linked with a move away from the Emirates. One of them is the Spaniard Lucas Perez who is a target of the Fiorentina.

Reports in Sky Italia claim the Italian club are ready to pay a sum of £7m to take the striker. The 29-year-old forward has already agreed terms with Fiorentina and both the clubs should now trash out a compromise on the transfer fee.

Perez has not had the best of careers at the Emirates since his move in the summer of 2016. He was not given enough chances by Arsene Wenger but he did manage to impress during the times he was on the pitch.

As a result of limited opportunities, he was sent back on loan to Deportivo La Coruna. Back at the club from where he joined Arsenal, he was finally able to show what prompted the Gunners to splash the cash on him.

Whenever manager Unai Emery has been asked about Perez, his comments seem to suggest that the sees a future for the player at the club. Given what we have heard so far, it will be a surprise if the player does leave.

There is a real possibility that Perez wants to leave because he feels that he will be getting more playing time in Italy. He is at that age where being on the bench will do him no good, so if he were to move to Fiorentina, it will be good for his career.

As far as the Gunners are concerned, losing him will be a blow to the overall squad as he is one player who can play across the forward line. He has shown that he can play on the wings as well as play through the middle.

Having a player like Perez means that the squad has a really good backup and given the number of matches that the Gunners will be playing during the season, he is sure to have quite a few chances.

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