Arsenal Sign Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon
The Arsenal blogosphere was on fire as fans celebrated the arrival of the club’s record signing, Alexandre Lacazette, from Olympique Lyonnais.
Arsene Wenger had some nice words to say about his new recruit,
“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 player went on to say the basics you’d from any new signing, about how he always dreamt of playing for the club,
“I am, of course, delighted and very proud too 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 today that dream has been fulfilled.”
Footballers and their dreams. At least, he didn’t get any message from the little boy inside him. Maybe he did and chose not to talk about it. Signing a player of Lacazette’s caliber speaks a lot about Arsenal’s aspirations this season, and it seems like Wenger isn’t done, with the Express reporting that the Gunners are interested in signing Riyad Mahrez from Leicester City. There’s also the business of sorting out the contracts for Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil among others but the progress being made this summer can be measured considerably.
With Sead Kolasinac coming in early, as well as some changes in the backroom staff, which includes Jens Lehmann, Arsenal has plans for big things this season, and we the fans are elated with the capture of our shiny new toy, Alex Lacazette. He will join the lads in training and will travel for some preseason action.
He’s set to make his unofficial home debut towards the end of the month when the Gunners host their Emirates Cup tournament. He would have memories of playing at the Emirates, as he was part of the Lyon team that got spanked 5-0 by the Gunners a couple of seasons ago.
I wish Lacazette the very best and I hope the goals flow in for him.
Here’s a highlight reel of his 37 goals for Lyon last season
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