Wenger praises two-goal Perez as Arsenal rolls Nottingham Forest

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Lucas Perez has his first two Arsenal goals after striking twice in the Gunners’ 4-0 EFL Cup win over Nottingham Forest on Tuesday.

The $22 million man arrived from Deportivo La Coruna in the summer transfer window, and showed a very deft touch to go with a bulldog run for his second goal.

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The showing left manager Arsene Wenger quite impressed, with his only critique being that the left footer uses his left foot a lot.

From Arsenal.com:

“I liked his second goal because it was not only technique but it was determination, to fight for the ball and finish, I liked as well the part he played in the goal of Oxlade-Chamberlain because it shows that he can combine with other people and that he is an intelligent player.”

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Granit Xhaka also scored for Arsenal in the road win, with USMNT prospect Gedion Zelalem subbing on for the final 7 minutes.

Next up for the Gunners: a Saturday afternoon visit from Chelsea.