Lucas Perez posts on twitter after West Ham move confirmed

Arsenal's Spanish forward Lucas Perez celebrates after scoring a second goal during the UEFA Champions league Group A football match between FC Basel 1893 and Arsenal FC on December 6,...

Perez has joined West Ham from Arsenal on deadline-day.

Lucas Perez of Arsenal scores his sides second goal from the penalty spot during the EFL Cup Third Round match between Nottingham Forest and Arsenal at City Ground on September 20, 2016 in...

Lucas Perez has taken to Twitter after completing his move across London from Arsenal to West Ham United, becoming Manuel Pellegrini's eighth signing of the summer.

The 29-year-old had plummeted down the pecking order, and was deemed surplus to requirements by new manager Unai Emery with the likes of Alexandre Lacazette, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Danny Welbeck preferred.

 

Perez finally ends his nightmare spell at Arsenal after two difficult years in which he managed only 21 appearances - scoring seven goals - before rejoining Deportivo La Coruna last season on loan.

Arsenal are expected to have made a substantial loss on the signing of the striker, after luring him to north London in 2016 for £17million. Perez posted on Twitter after completing his move, describing it as a "great honour".

The Tweet is translated as: "From now on I'll defend these colours. It is a great honour to be part of this historic club. Let's fight together to achieve ️success."

West Ham already boast Javier Hernandez and Andy Carroll up front, while Toni Martinez has impressed in pre-season and Marko Arnautovic can play up front. But Jordan Hugill has joined Middlesbrough on loan.

The Hammers will be hoping Spaniard Perez is able to replicate the kind of form that saw him earn a big-money move to Arsenal in the first place.

Arsenal unveil new signing Lucas Perez at London Colney on August 28, 2016 in St Albans, England.

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