Spanish forward Lucas Perez returned to
Deportivo la Coruna on Thursday on a year-
long loan deal from Arsenal, Deportivo
Perez, 28, joined the Gunners from Deportivo
for a reported fee of £17 million ($22 million) a
year ago to the day.
“Lucas Perez Martinez will play this season at
Deportivo la Coruna on loan without an option
to buy,” Deportivo said in a statement.
Perez made just 21 appearances in his solo
season in England, scoring seven goals and
winning the FA Cup.
However, he remains a local hero in Galicia
after scoring 24 goals in 59 appearance for
Deportivo between 2014 and 2016
Perez is just the latest player to leave the
Emirates in a frenzied end to the transfer
window for Arsenal following Gabriel Paulista,
Kieran Gibbs and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.