Arsenal fans praise summer signing after EFL Cup show
Arsenal began their EFL Cup campaign on Tuesday night with a comprehensive 4-0 win and Championship side, Nottingham Forest.
Manager Arsene Wenger made a host of changes to his side, restoring both Granit Xhaka and Lucas Perez to the starting XI.
The summer signings both made strong cases to start when the Gunners face Chelsea on Saturday, with the Swiss midfielder scoring from another long range effort, whilst Perez opened his Arsenal account with a brace.
The former Deportivo man was perhaps not the marquee striker that fans were calling for over the summer, however, having scored two last night they have begun to warm to their new man.
— Shafran Sabik (@ShafranSabik) September 21, 2016
Perez just lit it up #AFC
— †un† (@lil_Tunt) September 20, 2016
Some fans feel that they may have finally found the striker they have been searching for…
Pérez has to start against Chelsea.
In 2 starts he has 2 goals and 2 assists, Give him a run of games and he'll rake in the goals! #AFC
— Forever A Gooner!! (@RapaxTheGooner) September 20, 2016
— Warren Moodley (@Yasteel18) September 20, 2016
That Perez's goal though.. typical of a striker we'd been yearning for. A striker that does it on his own. Tough on CBs, calm on goal. #AFC
— Francis (@Flanchich) September 20, 2016
After netting his first two goals, one fan made a rather strange comparison to a former Gooner…
— Josh Reed (@joshreed1996) September 20, 2016
Whilst one supporter remained a bit more grounded than others…
Wouldn't get too excited over Perez just yet as it's only Nottingham Forest, but those 2 goals will do him a ridiculous amount of confidence
— Arsenal News (@TheArseneEra20) September 20, 2016
For now it’s over to Mr. Wenger as to whether or not he will keep his place when Premier League football returns on Saturday, with Antonio Conte and Chelsea making the short trip to North London.