Blow for Arsenal as winger hands in transfer request, player wants out

Arsene Wenger has not only struggled to bolster his squad in the summer, the Gunners manager is struggling to offload the players that are not in his plans for the coming season.

While Wenger is an advocate for modesty in the transfer window, he is found always wanting to maximize profit in his sale of player. Arsenal out of favour striker, Lucas Perez has been left frustrated over a transfer away from Arsenal and he has now handed the Gunners are transfer request, reports Cope.es.

Since joining Arsenal from Deportivo in a £17m deal, the striker has seen his stock fallen at the London Club and he wants out. Despite showing flashes of brilliance and quality, Arsene Wenger used him sparingly as he preferred other players to him.

This season, Perez fell further down the selection pecking order of Arsenal after Alexandre Lacazette was sign. He was tacitly told by Arsene Wenger that he no longer fits his plan after his squad no was handed to Lacazette without prior notification.

The player has been heavily linked with a return to Deportivo and Turkish side Fenerbahce but Arsenal are holding out for £15m, which has not gone down well with his suitors.

The agent of the star had even complained about Arsenal refusal to let the player for a paltry fee despite talks on-going for months.