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West Ham have announced a deal for Arsenal striker Lucas Perez after passing medicals on Thursday.
Former Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere leaked a sneaky picture of the striker in Hammers training gear with an announcement expected imminently.
The 29-year-old joined the Gunners two years ago on a deal worth £17m from Deportivo La corona but spent the entirety of last season on loan at former club,
Having been included in Arsenal’s pre-season tour of Singapore it appeared Perez was potentially going to be given a fresh start under new head coach Unai Emery.
But a transfer across London to join the Hammers has been done, with Perez wanting another chance to make his mark in England.
In total, he played 948 minutes for the club, scoring seven and assisting five – a direct goal involvement rate of one every 79 minutes which isn’t bad by anyone’s reasoning, let alone a player who only played the full 90 six times.
Many saw Perez as a panic buy by Arsene Wenger with 29-year-old failing to make his mark at the Emirates Stadium.