Arsenal set to sign Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette for club record fee

Arsenal set to sign Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette for club record fee

- Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette is on the verge of joining Arsenal

- The Club's president Jean Michel confirmed the deal

- He is expected to help Arsenal's front-line next season

Premier League giants Arsenal are reportedly set to sign Lyon and French striker Alexandre Lacazette for a club record fee of £44 million.

According to the report, Arsenal gaffer Arsene Wenger is said to be interested in the petite forward and has told the club's chiefs to land the 26-year-old at the Emirates Stadium this summer.

Lyon president Jean Michel Aulas has however responded that the deal for Lacazette to move to the Premier League will soon be completed.

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Arsenal set to sign Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette for club record fee

Alexandre Lacazette

“The first offer transmitted by Arsenal was 45m euros, but the transfer will be on a range between 45 and 50m euros.

“Being close to 50m is something unique, and will probably be a record for Arsenal and Olympique Lyonnais as well. Traditionally, a club like Arsenal do not invest as much on a player.” he said.

Lacazette scored 37 goals in 45 appearances last season and will give Arsenal’s front-line a major boost.

His arrival could probably end the stay of Frenchman Olivier Giroud's stay at the Emirates Stadium.

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