Wednesday, July 5

Arsenal Sign Alexander Lacazette For Club Record £46.5m From Lyon

Arsenal agreed a deal to sign France striker Lacazette from Lyon for a reported club-record 60 million euros ($68m, £52.56m), the Premier League club confirmed on Wednesday.

The transfer fee is also a new record sale for the Ligue 1 outfit, while Arsenal said the 26-year-old had signed a “long-term contract”.

Lacazette, who has won 11 caps for France, was the second-highest scorer in Ligue 1 last season with 28 goals. He netted 129 goals in 275 matches in all competitions for Lyon after breaking into the first team in the 2009-10 campaign.

His league tally last season was bettered by only Paris St-Germain's Edinson Cavani, with 35.

Wenger added: "We are very happy to have Alexandre join our group. He has shown over a number of years that he can score goals and that he is a very efficient finisher.

"So he is a guy who is a great addition for us, and someone who will help us challenge at the top level this season."

Lacazette has been linked with several top clubs and looked set to join Atletico Madrid before their transfer ban was upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

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