Official: Lyon Darling Alexandre Lacazette Joins Arsenal In Club Record Transfer (Photo)

Chris Wright

5th, July 2017



Photo: @Arsenal/Twitter

The deed is done. Arsenal have completed the signing of Alexandre Lacazette from hometown club Lyon for a record fee.

The French striker has signed a five-year contract under Arsene Wenger’s knowing gaze after the two parties agreed a £46.5million fee, rising to £52million with add-ons.

‘Laca new signing’. Cute.

According to the Arsenal website, Lacazette is expected to travel to Sydney with his new teammates for a couple of friendlies next week, before he makes his home debut in the illustrious Emirates Cup before the end of the month.

He’s mobile, quick, fleet of foot, sharp in the 18-yard box and a proven goalscorer in the French top tier – 31 goals for Lyon in 2014/15, 23 goals in 2015/16, and 37 goals in 2016/17.

What could possibly go wrong?