Arsenal forward Lucas Perez has returned to former club Deportivo La Coruna to continue his recovery from an ankle injury he sustained last month.
The Spaniard picked up the injury in the EFL Cup win over Reading and is expected to be sidelined until mid-December.
As confirmed on his official Twitter account, the Gunners have given him permission to return to his homeland to continue his rehabilitation as he hopes to make a speedy and full recovery.
— Lucas Pérez (@LP10oficial) November 9, 2016
Given that he had been pushing to get into the starting line-up prior to the setback, it would undoubtedly have left him frustrated as he revealed that he remains angry over the tackle from Danzell Gravenberch that caused the injury.
Perez told Marca that he didn’t understand “where the player was going” and couldn’t hide his disappointment over having to now sit on the sidelines after making early progress at the Emirates Stadium.
“It’s a shame that I hurt myself in a cup match, where the boss [Wenger] was relying on me,” he added. “But that is a risk you have in this sport. When I arrived at Deportivo I also got injured and had to fight. No one said the start would be easy.”
Perez contributed three goals and four assists in just seven appearances in all competitions in limited playing time, and so Arsene Wenger will undoubtedly welcome him back with open arms heading into the busy Christmas schedule as the Gunners look to maintain their impressive start to the campaign.