BREAKING: Alexandre Lacazette returns to Lyon on free transfer from Arsenal

Alexandre Lacazette officially returns to Lyon on free transfer, five years after leaving to join Arsenal.

On Wednesday, the French striker, 31, underwent a medical with his former club.

Lacazette – a 16-cap former France international – spent five years at the Emirates following a £52million move from Lyon in 2017.

During his time in England he scored 71 goals in 206 appearances in all competitions for the club.

Lacazette was part of Arsenal’s 2020 FA Cup-winning team and the side that got to the Europa League final in 2019.

He took over the captain’s armband when Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang fell out of favour with manager Mikel Arteta last December.

But he couldn’t even make Arsenal’s starting line-up for their final eight games of the season – with Eddie Nketiah preferred.

Few Arsenal fans will be too sorry to see the back of the £200,000-a-week striker.

Lacazette managed just four Premier League goals last season, two of which were scored from the penalty spot.

Alexandre Lacazette scored 20+ goals in each of his last three seasons at Lyon. He never reached 15 goals in one of his five Premier League seasons for Arsenal.

More to follow…


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