Arsenal Breaks The Bank To Land French Striker Alexandre Lacazette

Arsenal have completed the signing of Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon. The club confirmed Lacazette signed a “long-term contract for an undisclosed fee” on Wednesday evening. The fee – up to £52.6m with add-ons – will surpass the £42.4m Arsenal paid Real Madrid for Mesut Ozil in 2013.The 26-year-old is expected to travel with the squad this weekend for two friendly matches in Sydney next week. Those games will be followed by a match against Bayern Munich in Shanghai the following week.The Frenchman had verbally agreed to join Atletico Madrid this summer but that deal collapsed last month after Atletico’s transfer ban was confirmed by the Court of Arbitration for Sport. His record of 28 league goals last term was more than the combined tally of Arsenal quartet Olivier Giroud, Theo Walcott, Danny Welbeck and Lucas Perez.Photo Credit: Getty

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