Transfer Deadline Day: ARSENAL STRIKER moves to Deportivo

Arsenal striker Lucas Perez has sealed a return to his former side Deportivo La Coruna from Arsenal on a season-long loan.

Perez had his heart set on a switch to his former employers and has got his wish. Although Arsenal were hoping to sell Perez permanently, they have decided to shift him out for the rest of the campaign in order to free up wages as they attempt to bring in some last-minute recruits.

The Gunners had been demanding £13million for the striker who they bought from Deportivo for £17m last summer. There is expected to be a figure agreed to make the move permanent next summer.

Perez failed to impress during his maiden campaign in the Premier League.

He only started four times after Christmas in his debut season.