Wenger: Perez needs to take chance.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says Lucas Perez must take his opportunity if he wants become a great player for the Gunners. The 28-year-old sealed a move from Deportivo La Coruna to the Emirates - for a reported £17m fee - back in August and has only made three Premier League appearances for the north London side. Perez scored two goals for his new club when they played Nottingham Forest in the EFL Cup, and he is set to play against Reading in the same competition on Tuesday .

Read More: Future AC Milan and Italy Star. However, Wenger reckons the 28-year-old - who scored 17 goals in Spain last season - "has the potential to be a great player" for Arsenal. "He did extremely well against Ludogorets because he came on and gave two great goals," the Frenchman said. "He was a bit like the rest of the team against Middlesbrough, in that he could not have as big an impact because the whole team was not functioning as well.

Read More: Guardiola to discover reason for City's struggles. "I believe he has the potential to be a great player for us. In training he continues to show he has the potential to play, he now has to transfer that into the games. "The more he does that - against Reading he will have an opportunity - the more we will be tempted to say, 'let's do it'."

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