Watch: Lucas Perez nets hat trick for Arsenal in Champions League

Tuesday December 6th, 2016

Lucas Perez hasn't done any scoring for Arsenal in Premier League play, but in other competitions, the summer signing from Deportivo de La Coruña has found some success.

That was the case in a big way Tuesday, with Perez scoring a hat trick for the Gunners against Basel in their Champions League Group A finale. 

Arsenal entered the day needing Ludogorets to prevent PSG from winning, which would open the door for Arsenal to take first in the group and, theoretically, an easier draw in the round of 16. Both Arsenal and PSG had already booked their places in the next round prior to the last group game. 

Perez ensured Arsenal did its part, scoring twice in the first half and early in the second to put the result to bed in Switzerland. The first two came in similar fashion, with Perez showing solid composure in finishing from close range.

His third came with a higher degree of difficulty, running onto a deflection from Alexis Sanchez and finishing to the far post with his right foot.

Perez now has five goals in eight goals across all competitions for Arsenal, with his other two coming in the League Cup against Nottingham Forest.

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