Lucas Perez has completed a move to Arsenal

Arsenal have announced the signing of Lucas Perez from Deportivo La Coruna.

The 27-year-old forward, who scored 19 goals in all competitions last season, has finally signed on the dotted line after a week of intense speculation.

Perez joins Granit Xhaka, Takuma Asano, Rob Holding and Kelechi Nwakali in moving to the Gunners this summer and it’s expected Shkodran Mustafi will complete a transfer to the Emirates in the coming days.

It’s understood the north London outfit have agreed to sign Perez for a fee of around £17million.

‘He’s not only a goalscorer, he’s a guy who combines well with partners, who can give a final ball and makes good runs,’ Arsene Wenger said.

‘He’s got a good eye for goal and had an outstanding season last year.’

Lucas Perez’s scoring record

Rayo Vallecano (2010-11): 1 goal in 7 appearances

Karpaty Lviv (2011-13): 15 goals in 60 appearances

Dynamo Kyiv (2013): 0 goals in 0 appearances

PAOK (2013-15): 12 goals in 52 appearances

Deportivo de La Coruna (2015-16): 24 goals in 59 appearances

Here’s a few more pictures of Perez donning Arsenal’s colours…

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Wenger has spoken very highly of the Spanish attacker…

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Perez could make his debut against Southampton…

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Will he partner Olivier Giroud up front versus the Saints at the Emirates?

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Arsenal fans will be delighted their club have got another deal over the line…
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SOURCE: metro.co.uk