Football - Arsenal loses Lucas Perez for up to 8 weeks
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says forward Lucas Perez is out for up to eight weeks with ankle ligament damage. Perez was hurt in the 2-0 win over Reading in the League Cup on Tuesday. The Spanish forward has been on the fringes of the team since joining from Deportivo La Coruna in August for a reported fee of 17 million pounds. Wenger says Perez is out for between sixto-eight weeks, adding “he worked very hard to get there and now he’s close (to getting in the team), he’s absolutely gutted.” Arsenal visits Sunderland today.