The fans of Arsenal heaved a euphoric sigh of relief on learning that French forward Alexandre Lacazette completed Arsenal medical on Tuesday.
While there were no pictures to confirm the deal, we believed that a deal was truly in the offing as the report was peddled by the reliable giants of football reportage.
The wait is now finally over. Arsenal have now according to Football Weeks officially confirmed Alexandre Lacazette as their player after agreeing terms with Lyon for the player’s signature.
Lacazette becomes the most expensive player in the history of Arsenal. The deal agreed is understood to be £52m and he will earn £200k-per-week for the Gunners. His fee exceeds the £42m Arsenal paid for German star Mesut Ozil when he joined from Real Madrid in the summer of 2013.
Arsenal had him in their transfer radar last term and in previous summers but failed in all their attempt to sign the goal poacher. This is a realizations of Arsene Wenger’s dream for his attack.
Lacazette, a one-Club man, made his mark for Lyon in his lengthy spell with them. He scored 37 goals in all competitions for Les Gones last season, six goals more than than Arsenal top scorer for last season Alexis Sanchez.
There has been call for Arsene Wenger to sign a proven striker and Lacazette falls into the category of a marquee signing. The Gunners failed to qualify for the Champions League last season, they will be hoping to bounce back next season, with Lacazette leading the front line.