Ahead of the weekend clash against Sunderland, Manager Arsene Wenger has come out to accuse Reading of deliberately harming Lucas Perez.
Perez who started the EFL cup game against Reading in mid-week had to come off in the second half after feeling some pain and Arsene Wenger has confirmed that the striker is set to be out for about two months after suffering an ankle injury in the match.
Signed from Deportivio La Coruna during the summer for 17 million pounds, the Spaniard is set to miss some important matches as we approach the end of the year busy period.
At a press conference where Arsene Wenger who gave injury updates ahead of Arsenal’s match with Sunderland, was clearly not happy with the Perez situation.
He said “He’s absolutely gutted because it’s an injury coming from nowhere and a stupid one. It was a kick, a deliberate kick. It’s very frustrating because he worked very hard to get there. Now he’s close. It was not needed.
Giving more information on fitness issues of players ahead of the match, Wenger had some updates
“There are a few uncertainties over Walcott, Monreal and Cazorla,” Concerning Walcott, he stated: “He has a slight hamstring alert. A very minor one. He will have a test today and then should be okay for Tuesday.”
Wenger had some cheering news for the fans concerning Giroud and Ramsey, he said “We have Giroud back available and Aaron Ramsey will be in the squad. I have to be a bit cautious, especially with Aaron Ramsey. He has only had one week with the team so I will have to see.”