Arsenal complete the signing of Lucas Perez

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After months of various trials and tribulations, Arsenal have finally signed a new striker.

It may have come slightly later than Arsene Wenger would have ideally liked but Lucas Perez is now officially a Gunner.

The Spanish striker has swapped La Liga's Deportivo La Coruna for north London in a deal worth in the region of £17 million.

Arsenal's failed pursuits for Jamie Vardy and Alexandre Lacazette meant it really has proven to be third time lucky for Wenger.

Perez was brought to the attention of the Arsenal boss after scoring 17 goals in Spain's top division last season.

And with just over a day left of the transfer window, the 27-year-old becomes Arsenal's third major summer signing after the earlier arrivals of Granit Xhaka and Rob Holding.

In an official statement made on the club's website, Wenger praised his new frontman.

“He’s not only a goalscorer, he’s a guy who combines well with partners, who can give a final ball and makes good runs. He’s got a good eye for goal and had an outstanding season last year," Wenger said.

With the untimely international break currently in effect, Arsenal fans will have to wait until September 10 before they will get their first opportunity to witness Perez in action.

Claude Puel's struggling Southampton side come to the Emirates without a win from their first three matches and have already conceded five goals so could be the perfect opponents for Arsenal's new Spaniard to open his account.

His shirt number is yet to be revealed, however, with Jack Wilshere being heavily linked with a loan move away from Arsenal there is every chance Perez could take the Englishman's No. 10.

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