Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was delighted with the performance of new striker Lucas Perez after the Spaniard scored his first Arsenal goals in the 4-0 EFL Cup victory at Nottingham Forest.
Granit Xhaka gave Arsenal the lead in the first half before Lucas Perez , who joined from Deportivo la Coruna for a reported fee of £17.1m made the EFL Cup third-round tie safe with a second-half double.
The 27-year-old scored from the penalty spot in the 60th minute before showing great strength and determination to add his second 11 minutes later.
He has shown what I expected from him,” Wenger told Sky Sports.
“He has shown he works hard for the team and he can score goals but he has shown he can also be a team player, especially for the fourth goal that Oxlade-Chamberlain scored. He played a big part in that.
“I’m very pleased with the effort he put in and with the quality he showed.”
On the performances of both Perez and Xhaka, Wenger said: “They have shown they have the quality to play for Arsenal.
“That’s never easy because the demands are very high on the players.