Arsenal have confirmed the signing of Alexander Lacazette from Lyon for a fee that could rise to £52m plus add ons.
Lacazette told Arsenal’s official website: “I am, of course, delighted and very proud too because Arsenal is a legendary club.
“Throughout my childhood, thanks to Thierry Henry and other French players, I always dreamed of playing for this club so today that dream has been fulfilled.
“The fact that the manager has been here for a while shows that it is a stable club which I like. In addition there are quite a few French players here, which makes it easier to settle in. In my opinion, Arsenal is also the club that plays the best football in England so I really wanted to come here.”
The France International striker joined the London club on a 5-year deal and will become the new club record signing.
“As well, he has very interesting technical qualities and a strong character. So he is a guy who is a great addition for us, and someone who will help us challenge at the top level this season.”
Lacazette’s first piece of action is expected to come in the Emirates Cup on July 29 against Benfica or on July 30 against Sevilla.