Arsenal confirm Alexandre Lacazette signing

Arsenal have announced the signing of France striker Alexandre Lacazette.

Lacazette has signed a five-year deal at the Emirates Stadium and will join for a club-record £46.5m fee.

“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,” Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger told reporters.

“He has very interesting technical qualities and a strong character. 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.”

Speaking to the Arsenal website, Lacazette added: “I am, of course, delighted and very proud too because Arsenal is a legendary club. Throughout my childhood, thanks to Thierry Henry and other French players, I always dreamed of playing for this club so today that dream has been fulfilled.”

The 26-year-old scored 28 goals in Ligue 1 last season, and netted 129 times in 275 games for Lyon.

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