Lyon land Alex Lacazette on free transfer after five years at Arsenal

Alex Lacazette signs for former club Lyon after leaving Arsenal

Lyon land Alex Lacazette on free transfer after five years at Arsenal

Alex Lacazette says goodbye to Arsenal after coning on as during the the 5-1 victory over Everton on the last day of the 2021-22 season


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Arsenal forward Alexandre Lacazette has joined former club Lyon on a free transfer.

The move comes five years after the 31-year-old left the Ligue 1 club for North London, in a then club record £46.5m deal.

The France forward scored 54 times in 158 Premier League appearances for Arsenal and helped the Gunners win the 2020 FA Cup final.

Lyon said they were "very proud and very happy" to announce Lacazette's return to the club he joined at the age of 12, adding a deal "has been the club's priority for several months".

He was signed by Arsene Wenger in 2017, with the deal ecplising the £42.4m Arsenal paid Real Madrid for Mesut Ozil in 2013.

Lacazette, 31, came through the Lyon academy and scored 129 goals in 275 matches in all competitions for them.

Lacazette returns on a three-year deal until June 2025.


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