Date: 22nd February 2017 at 8:14pm
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With Lucas Perez having spent time in small cities in Spain, Ukraine and Greece previously in his career, moving to London has certainly provided a new challenge but the summer signing has credited his Arsenal colleagues for helping him to settle into the capital following his arrival from Deportivo La Coruna.

With his £17million plus arrival towards the end of August now seeing nine starting appearances with nine more from the substitutes bench and a return of seven goals, he hasn’t settled in too badly and the 28 year old most recently led the line against Sutton United in the FA Cup clash – where he found the net – so talking to the Official Site this week about his time at the club so far, the Spaniard explained.

‘London is great – it`s got everything so you could never get bored here. Whatever you might want to do – going out to eat, to the cinema, to the theatre, any activity – you can do it all in London. It`s very different, I had never previously been based in such a major city. London is so huge and busy.’

He went on to say about his time in other cities so far.

‘When I was in Ukraine, I was in a small city. In Greece, I was in only the second or third largest city in the country. Those places were fine but I`ve never experienced anything as dynamic as London with its diverse population. There is so much to discover in the city and it is really beautiful as well. I am really enjoying working out my favourite places and things to do.’

Lucas went on to say that his new team mates had certainly made recommendations for him to try and help his adjustment to life in London and of course the Spanish speaking lads have been particularly helpful for him.

‘My team-mates have made various recommendations. As most have been here a while, they know the city well so can give good advice about beautiful places to visit and interesting things to do. I`ve spoken a lot with the other Spanish players here at Arsenal. They know the kind of things that me and my family might like and have made really helpful suggestions.’

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