Exciting France International striker Alexandre Lacazette has agreed to sign for Arsenal FC just a week out from their Arsenal In Sydney Tour.
Lacazette joins the Gunners from French club Lyon where he has established himself as one of Europe’s best goalscorers in the recent seasons.
Arsenal Manager Arsène Wenger said, “We are very happy to have Alexandre join our group.
“He has shown over a number of years that he can score goals and that he is a very efficient finisher.
“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.”
The 26-year-old striker finished his Lyon career with 100 goals to his name, including a phenomenal 91 goals in the past four seasons.
Last season he scored 28 goals in 30 Ligue 1 appearances – his highest tally for a single season in his career.
In exciting news for Australian Arsenal fans waiting on the Tour next week, the Arsenal.com announcement said: “Lacazette 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.”