Alexandre Lacazette joins Arsenal for club record £46.5m from Lyon

July 5, 2017
Source: BBC
Alexandre Lacazette joins Arsenal for club record £46.5m from Lyon

Arsenal have completed the signing of French striker Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon for a club record £46.5m fee on a five-year deal.

The fee - up to £52.6m with add-ons - will surpass the £42.4m Arsenal paid Real Madrid for Mesut Ozil in 2013.

Lacazette, who has won 11 caps for France, was the second-highest scorer in Ligue 1 last season with 28 goals.

The Gunners had an initial bid for the 26-year-old rejected, but talks continued.