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Thursday, 6 July 2017

Lacazette Officially Joins Arsenal, Breaks Ozil Transfer Record

Aresenal FC has registered a club record signing in the ongoing summer transfer market when the London based club hooked Alexandre Lacazette from Olympique Lyon on Wednesday 7th July, 2017. 

The transfer process of Alexandre Lacazette to Arsenal was long awaited and fixed to be completed within the week. The Gunners had some price bids, but Lyon was determined by fixing a price of 60 million euros (about 21.6 billion naira with the current euro to naira exchange rate).

Finally, Arsenal FC agreed to fulfill Lyon's wishes. The transfer value is the highest in the entire history of the Gunners club.

The last time Arsenal broke the club transfer record took place in early 2013/2014 season. The Gunners willingly transferred funds to Real Madrid account of 47 million euros in order to bring in Mesut Ozil.

According to the Arsenal Media, it is reported that Arsenal tie Lacazette with a five-year contract. Arsene Wenger confirmed the transfer by addressing the community with much enthusiasm.

"We are delighted Alexandre joined the squad, and in recent years, he has shown his ability as a highly efficient goal-scorer and financier," Wenger told the club's official website.

The manager further stated that "In addition, Lacazette also has very interesting technical qualities and strong character, so he is a great addition to our squad and will help the team to challenge the top position of the 2017/2018 season,".


Lacazette admitted that he is delighted with the certainty of himself joining Arsenal. He revealed that this transfer is one of his dreams as a footballer.

"Of course I am very happy to be proud because Arsenal is a legendary club. I always dreamed of being able to join and today the dream is realized," Lacazette told the club's official website.

"Arsenal is also a club that plays the best football style in England, so I really want to join here," he said.

Lacazette is the original player built by Lyon. He has been with the Les Gones academy since he was 12 years old.

During the defense of Lyon's first team, Lacazette has featured in 275 games with 129 goals and 43 assists.

Lacazette's two goals for Lyon against Nice in the final game in Ligue 1 2016/2017 also completed a 100-goal incision in the highest French league caste.

This transfer became the second for Arsenal in the summer of 2017. Previously, the Gunners managed to tie defender from Schalke, Sead Kolasinac, for free.

Let's have your views on the Arsenal FC recent signings of Kolasinac and Lacazette.

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