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Huge blow: Arsenal star Perez out until December

Arsenal summer signing Lucas Perez is set to be out until December after suffering ankle ligament damage during the 2-0 EFL Cup fourth-round victory over Reading, reports say.

Huge blow: Arsenal star Perez out until December

The Spaniard started against The Royals but was forced off in the 72nd minute after he was caught on his left ankle by a heavy Danzell Gravenberch tackle.

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Perez was replaced shortly after by talented young Arsenal talent Chris Willock and he will now be out of action for six weeks, according to IBTimes.

The news will come as a blow to Arsene Wenger as Arsenal head into a busy November that sees them face Ludogorets, Tottenham, Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain, Bournemouth and Southampton.

It could also prove damaging to Perez’s hopes of establishing himself as the club’s first-choice striker.

Perez Premier League 2016/17 stats

Games: 3

Goals: 0

Assists: 0

Shots per game: 0.3

Key passes per game: 0.3

The return of Olivier Giroud would have already added stiff competition for him, having been behind Alexis Sanchez in the pecking order this season.

The former Deportivo La Coruna striker, who was signed for £17million in the summer, had only started one Premier League game to date, while he has also featured twice off the bench.

1 Comment on Huge blow: Arsenal star Perez out until December

  1. Good for him

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