Piers Morgan reacts to Lucas Perez’s display in Arsenal’s 4-1 win at Basel

Piers Morgan was thrilled by Lucas Perez's performance for Arsenal against FC Basel

Piers Morgan took to social media to hail Lucas Perez’s clinical finishing after the striker scored a hat-trick in Arsenal’s 4-1 win against Basel in the Champions League.

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The striker has had his first team opportunities at Arsenal severely restricted this season due to injury following his arrival at the club from Deportivo La Coruna in the summer transfer window.

Perez opened the scoring in the eighth minute when he tapped home Kieran Gibbs’ cross from close range.

The Spanish forward then doubled the visitors’ lead shortly after from a similar position.

And Perez then wrapped up his hat-trick early in the second half when he confidently slotted home in the 47th minute.

Alex Iwobi added a fourth to wrap up a solid win for Arsenal.

It was an impressive display from the Spaniard, and celebrity Arsenal fan Morgan was quick to heap praise on Perez for this performance against the Swiss side.

Morgan tweeted:

Arsenal will now turn their attentions towards Premier League affairs and their home clash against Stoke City on Saturday afternoon.

The north London side are currently second and three points behind leaders Chelsea.

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