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Arsenal sign striker Alexandre Lacazette for club record fee

Arsenal sign striker Alexandre Lacazette for club record fee

"The deal is subject to the completion of regulatory processes".

The club confirmed the deal on Twitter on Tuesday with the forward having completed his medical at the club that morning.

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Alexandre Lacazette had been very close to joining Athletico Madrid earlier but they deal didn't go through because of the ban which the Madrid side have.

After last season, the striker told that he wants to leave the club right now and was initially been linked with a move to Atletico Madrid.

Lacazette, 26, joins from Lyon, where he scored 37 goals in 45 games last term, for an initial fee of £46.5m that could rise to £52m including performance-related bonuses. "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", Lacazette said in an interview with Arsenal Player.

'He is a guy who is a great addition for us, and someone who will help us challenge at the top level this season, ' says manager Arsene Wenger.

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Barcelona also still want Bellerin while Giroud of interest to Everton, as well as West Ham United and Marseille, and wants reassurances about his first-team future.

"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", a statement on Arsenal.com said.