Arsenal Complete Lacazette £46.5m Deal From Lyon
Arsenal have completed the signing of France striker Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon for a club record £46.5m fee on a five-year deal.
The French striker’s fee will surpass the £42.4m Arsenal paid Real Madrid for Mesut Ozil in 2013.
Lacazette was the second-highest scorer in Ligue 1 last season with 28 goals. He has also won 11 caps for France.
The Gunners had an initial bid for the 26-year-old rejected, but talks continued.
Lacazette had been linked with several top clubs and looked set to join Atletico Madrid before their transfer ban was upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.