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Even before the end of last season, he had said he wouldn’t leave Lyon for any club, it would have to be one that would suit him, that he would really love to play for.
The Atletico Madrid deal didn’t go through for reasons that were beyond Alexandre Lacazette, and that’s when Arsenal’s opportunity appeared.
The Gunners, with a little help from their… past, convinced the 26-year-old striker that they are the right club for him.
I am of course delighted and very proud too to be here, because Arsenal is a legendary club. Throughout my childhood, thanks to Thierry Henry and other French players, I always dreamed of playing for this club, so that dream has been fulfilled
the former Lyon striker told Arsenal’s official website.
I like Arsenal’s past, I like clubs with a history. Also the fact that the manager has been here for a while, shows it is a stable club, which I like
the France international said, explaining why he chose Arsenal.
In addition, there are quite a few French players here, which makes it easier to settle in. In my opinion, Arsenal is also the club that plays the best football in England so I really wanted to play here
Lacazette also said, talking a bit more about how he made the decision to accept the offer of the Gunners.
According to reports, Lacazette’s transfer is going to cost Arsenal a total of €60million, including bonuses.