7th Jan 2017 | FA Cup
Preston v Arsenal Preview
Lucas Perez averages 0.94 goals per90 this season and started in all three EFL Cup games.
With Alexis Sanchez and latterly Oliver Giroud proving key men in attack for Arsenal there must be a strong chance Arsene Wenger doesn’t risk them against Preston this weekend. Thankfully, there is a capable replacement waiting in the wings.
Lucas Perez has made 12 appearances for Arsenal this season, half from the bench but he’s made the most of his limited opportunities. In 577 minutes of playing time he has 6 goals, which works out at an impressive 0.94 goals per90.
That makes him one of the most prolific strikes in the league and having started all three games in the EFL Cup, he should make the starting XI in the FA Cup.
In a game that Arsenal are strongly fancied to win, Perez is the value in the first goal scorer market at 5/1 because he is a more likely starter than Sanchez or Giroud, both shorter in the betting.
Odds correct at time of publishing: 15:32 7th Jan, 2017 but subject to change