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Arsenal summer striker signing Lucas Perez has been tipped to replace Alexis Sanchez upfront.
Alan Smith revealed he was impressed by the Spaniard’s performance against Nottingham Forest after the striker scored twice in the English League Cup.
The former Arsenal striker also believes Perez has done enough to deserve a lone berth in attack instead of Sanchez or Oliver Giroud who is currently out injured due to a toe injury.
“It was good to see him do well and it was good to see him causing damage through the middle,” the ex-Arsenal striker told Sky Sports. “
“He’s a strong boy, you saw that with the solo goal he scored. He won’t get bullied and he’s got a bit of pace about him. It’s a contrast to what they had already and that’s what they needed. He might be a late developer but he’s a good option for Arsene Wenger.”