Arsenal supporters have aired their frustrations after Lucas Perez was ruled out of Wednesday’s Champions League clash against Bayern Munich with a hamstring problem.
The 28-year-old has not really been able to showcase his abilities since moving to the Emirates from Deportivo La Coruna for a reported £17m fee last summer.
Injuries have contributed to his lack of game time, which currently sits at 17 appearances in all competitions.
Also, manager Arsene Wenger has regularly preferred Alexis Sanchez to play through the middle.
Perez was expected to be named on the bench for the first leg of their last-16 tie against Bayern at the Allianz Arena.
However, it was confirmed on Tuesday that the Spaniard is nursing a hamstring problem and did not travel with the squad to Germany.
It is not expected to be a major issue, which means that he could be available for this weekend’s FA Cup fifth-round tie against Sutton.
Despite that, fans are growing increasingly frustrated by the amount of time he spends on the treatment table.
Very annoyed Lucas Perez not in squad due to injury…
— Dwight Richards (@gunnabwoy) February 14, 2017
How was Lucas Perez got "muscle tissue" injury? He never plays and rarely had any issues in Spain.
— Aido (@LeWookieGooner) February 14, 2017
I'd love to know Lucas Perez's injury percentage before he came to Arsenal! He's injured every other week ???????? #afc
— Alex Harrison (@albo13harrison) February 14, 2017
— Nicolas English (@NicolasEnglish) February 14, 2017
Lucas Perez injured smh
— ???? (@SimplyGiroud_) February 15, 2017
Perez injured again… his injuries are not long term so it's better
— Buchi Zaddy (@Biggysmallzy) February 14, 2017
@henrywinter Perez would have played the same number of minutes whether injured or not. None.
— Mark McBurney (@MarkMcBurney) February 14, 2017
Hahahaha…Perez injured without playing….Our new Diaby
— ETO'OSCOBAR (@Etoolee4u) February 14, 2017