Arsenal loses Lucas Perez for up to 8 weeks

ABS-CBN Sports on Oct 28, 2016 08:11 PM
Arsenal loses Lucas Perez for up to 8 weeks
Arsenal's Lucas Perez, left, in action with Reading's Liam Kelly during the English League Cup soccer match between Arsenal and Reading at Emirates stadium in London, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
LONDON (AP) — 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 (then $22.3 million).

Wenger says Perez is out for between six-to-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 on Saturday.

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