Premier League giants, Arsenal have completed and confirmed the £52m record signing of France striker Alexandre Lacazette.
Lacazette, who joins on a five year contract from Lyon, beats the previous transfer record set by Mesut Ozil’s £42.5m deal in 2013.
The 26-year-old has landed a bumper £200,000-per-week deal that will make him the top earner at the Emirates.
Arsenal expect Lacazette to join up on their pre-season trip to Australia and China and the France international has already set his sights on helping the club back into the Champions League.
Lacazette was convinced to join Arsenal by the influence of Arsene Wenger who tried to get him last year but has finally got his man.
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A club statement said:
“Alexandre Lacazette has agreed to join us on a long-term contract, for an undisclosed fee.
“He is expected to travel with the tour party to Sydney this weekend and is likely to make his home debut in the Emirates Cup on July 29 or July 30.
“The deal is subject to the completion of regulatory processes.”
Lacazette joins Sead Kolasinac as part of the Arsenal rebuild after missing out on a top four finish and Champions League football.