Arsenal have confirmed that they have completed the club-record signing of Lyon striker, Alexandre Lacazette.
It’s finally official. After years of rumours and weeks of waiting, Arsenal have finally completed the signing of France and Lyon striker, Alexandre Lacazette.
The forward has been unveiled by the club and has reportedly signed a five-year contract with the Gunners.
The fee agreed between the two clubs is believed to be in the region of £45 million up front making it the most expensive transfer in Arsenal’s history.
Lacazette is now expected to travel with the squad to Australia this weekend and could make his home debut in the Emirates Cup later this month.
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Lacazette has been one of the most lethal strikers in Europe in recent seasons. The 26-year-old scored 37 last season alone and has got an average of 30 in each of his last four terms.
It’s great that the forward has finally agreed to join Arsenal. If rumours are to be believed Arsene Wenger and his chief French scout Giles Grimandi have been fans of Lacazette’s for many years. Lacazette will bring something different to this Arsenal team and it seems that his playing style will suit this current Gunners system extremely well. We can now look forward to his debut which could well come on Arsenal’s pre-season tour of Australia.