Lucas Perez overtakes Aubameyang as Barcelona lose again

Perez surpasses Aubameyang at Camp Nou!

Now, who remembers the name Lucas Perez?

Someone who could have shone so brightly in an Arsenal shirt but failed miserably?

After joining us in 2016 from Deportivo La Coruña, he made just 11 league appearances and scored even less than he looked, despite scoring a hat-trick in a League game champions against Basel.

He then left two years later on a permanent deal where he joined one of our top four rivals, West Ham, but during the 2017-18 season he returned on loan to the club from where he took us had joined.

He didn’t do well at the two clubs he went to and has been at three different clubs in three years after leaving West Ham in 2019.

Joining Alaves for two years, he then left and traveled to Elche for the 2021-2022 season before ending up in Cadiz where he is currently.

And I think it’s safe to say he’s now cemented himself as a Cadiz player after scoring his 50th goal in the Spanish top flight and his first league goal in a Cadiz shirt in a 1-0 against Barcelona at the Camp Nou.

Well, if ever there was a way to cement yourself in a team, it would be by scoring the winner against one of the best teams in Spain while fighting relegation!

In another must-see game for Barca, they found themselves trailing three minutes into the second half after Perez leapt up to find the back of the net.

Thus, Xavi resorted to his bench by bringing additional firepower like Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang whom he sent in the 61st minute. And aside from a last-minute volleying chance, he was pretty quiet during the game and Barcelona suffered a second defeat in four days after losing to Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League on Thursday night.

The question here is whether Aubameyang’s flourish upon his arrival has died down or does he have a moment of form where he will be back soon?

Given that it was relegation against Cadiz and Perez that came out on top, you could say Barcelona and Auba are going through a dip.

And as nice as that is to see, it doesn’t help matters because Arsenal are doing just as badly.

But it’s nice to see ex-Arsenal players flourish, especially when it’s not against us!

Shenel Osman


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