Arsenal new signing Alexandre Lacazette and his Jersey number

The Arsenal fans have been grinning from ear to ear, as it is now given that the club is on the verge of sealing the deal that would bring Lyon’s hitman Alexandre Lacazette to the Emirates stadium.

Skysports are reporting that the 26-year-old have successfully undergone medical at the London Colney training facility. Whilst there are no pictures to corroborate the claim we take it in good faith since the source is quite reliable indeed.

Further report says that the striker has agreed to sign a 5-year contract with the club but the detail of the contract as per his wage package has not been revealed yet.

This comes as a good news since the prolific striker was never meant to join the Arsene Wenger’s side, having verbally agreed to join Atletico Madrid but the deal fell through due to the transfer ban slapped on them by UEFA. Also, it was earlier reported that Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas rebuffed a £39m bid for the France international last month. However, a fresh offer believed to be in the region of £52m has been swiftly agreed by the French club.

Lacazette wore the No. 10 jersey at Lyon; the shirt number Jack Wilshere currently dons. However, the former is likely to wear the No. 9 which the reportedly outgoing Lucas Perez leaves behind.

Lacazette is an upgrade on what we currently have at Arsenal having scored 28 League last season. Youtube clips of him shows that he is quite pacy and ready to take a crack from distance. His killer instinct is what makes him stand out, and that’s why he was close to replaing Antoine Griezmann at Atletico.