Lucas Perez: This is how my Arsenal team-mates have helped me to settle
The Arsenal striker has discussed living in London following his move to the north London club in the summer transfer window
Lucas Perez has revealed that his Spanish team-mates at Arsenal have offered the striker plenty of advice on what to do in the English capital.
The Gunners forward moved to Arsenal in a £19m deal from La Liga outfit Deportivo La Coruna in the summer transfer window despite being a relative unknown in the Premier League.
Perez has found his first-team opportunities limited at the north London club since his big-money move from Spain amid competition from Olivier Giroud and Alexis Sanchez for a starting spot.
However, the 28-year-old centre-forward has scored eight goals and has made three assists in 19 appearances in all competitions this term.
But Perez has been linked with a potential move away from the Gunners at the end of the season due to a lack of first-team football under Arsene Wenger despite his impressive goal ratio.
Speaking to Arsenal’s website about how he has found living in London following his summer transfer, Perez said:
“London is great – it’s got everything so you could never get bored here.
“Whatever you might want to do – going out to eat, to the cinema, to the theatre, any activity – you can do it all in London.
“It’s very different, I had never previously been based in such a major city. London is so huge and busy. When I was in Ukraine, I was in a small city. In Greece, I was in only the second or third largest city in the country. Those places were fine but I’ve never experienced anything as dynamic as London with its diverse population.
“There is so much to discover in the city and it is really beautiful as well. I am really enjoying working out my favourite places and things to do.
“My team-mates have made various recommendations. As most have been here a while, they know the city well so can give good advice about beautiful places to visit and interesting things to do.
“I’ve spoken a lot with the other Spanish players here at Arsenal. They know the kind of things that me and my family might like and have made really helpful suggestions.”