Lucas Perez is unhappy with a lack of regular first-team football at Arsenal, yet suggestions that he wants out of the club "at all costs" appear to be wide of the mark. The out-of-favour forward has started just eight matches across all competitions since the Gunners triggered his £17.1m ($21.3m) release clause at Deportivo La Coruna in August 2016, with injury problems contributing to such a disappointing lack of impact. The versatile Perez has been struggling with an ankle issue of late and also missed last week's painfully predictable Champions League last-16 first-leg loss to Bayern Munich due to a hamstring complaint that had prevented him from training. Reports suggesting that the 28-year-old was looking to bid a premature farewell to the Emirates Stadium intensified greatly before Monday night's (20 February) FA Cup fifth-round trip to non-league Sutton United, when Perez's agent was quoted as saying by Italian website Calciomercato that his unsettled client was not happy at Arsenal and wants to leave "at all costs".
Feb 19 (Gracenote) - Results and standings from the Serie A matches on Sunday Sunday, February 19 AC Milan 2 Fiorentina 1 AS Roma 4 Torino 1 Bologna 0 Inter Milan 1 Chievo Verona 1 Napoli 3 Pescara