Arsenal forward Lucas Perez has joined West Ham United for a fee believed to be in the region of £4million.
The 29-year-old joined the Gunners from Deportivo La Coruna back in 2016 for a reported fee of £17.1million.
He has since gone on to make just 11 league appearances for Arsenal and then returned to Deportivo on loan last season, where he scored eight goals in 35 games.
He has joined Manuel Pellegrini’s Hammers on a three-year deal, becoming their eighth signing of the summer and the second from the Gunners after Jack Wilshere signed on a free earlier in the summer.
New Arsenal manager Unai Emery is preparing for his first season in the Premier League and has brought in a number of new faces to the Emirates, while Perez joins Wilshere, Calum Chambers and Chuba Akpom in leaving this summer.
Arsenal fans have been reacting to Perez’s departure on social media and here’s a selection of what they’ve had to say.
Just a quick reminder that Lucas Perez joined Arsenal, played 21 games, went on loan in Spain, created second most chances last season after Messi and won more trophies in that period than Tottenham have in the last ten years.
— Lacazettes (@Lacazettes) August 9, 2018
Dont understand why hes been discarded so callously
— Sen (@itzjustsen) August 9, 2018
Disgusted. Was so unfairly treated. We are going to regret this
— Ricky (@HarisonRamon) August 9, 2018
Tbh he was deadwood, in pre-season he looked lacklustre & didn’t take his chances. Good luck to him anyways
— Ali (@RoyMustang786) August 9, 2018
I feel so bad for him Wenger never gave him the chance whenever he played he was a superstar I will miss him
— AUBAZETTE (@dwishank) August 9, 2018
— djordje (@theDjole) August 9, 2018
Joke! Gave the likes of Iwobi a contract extension which was completely undeserved and this lad hasn’t even been given a chance
— Aubameyang14 (@ManLikeAuba2018) August 9, 2018
Treated him poorly. Class striker. Needed him for Europa games
— Joseph Petrassi (@JosephPetrassi) August 9, 2018
As a Arsenal fan it’s great to see good players leave and also for dirt cheap while we keep and give new contracts to overrated players. The life of a Arsenal fan should come with a health warning.
— Matthew Thorne (@x1player) August 9, 2018
We’re really awful at this transfer stuff.
— #GoonerFamily (@futuristic_heat) August 9, 2018
This is the worst deal since Brexit. #afc
— . (@s_n_e_l_l_s) August 9, 2018
I am so gutted about this departure. We have been stiffed on the price and he is a quality player. Whats the odds he scores against us at the emirates 🤔
— Reece 🏴X🇮🇹 (@Tattoodgooner) August 9, 2018
4m is daylight robbery.
— Viraj Kamble (@kviraj_18) August 9, 2018
Why do we always sell for peanuts?
— Paul Perrin 🇬🇧⚽🔴⚪ (@Pablo_diablo83) August 9, 2018