Arsenal have introduced that ahead Alexandre Lacazette will depart the membership on the finish of his contract on June 30 and sources have instructed ESPN that he’ll return to his residence membership Lyon.
Lacazette, 31, joined Arsenal from Lyon in 2017 and has made 206 appearances throughout all competitions and scored 71 objectives.
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“5 years in the past, my dream got here true.. To signal for @arsenal .. It has been an honour to put on the jersey, to be part of this household. I gained trophies, I met actual and good [people], and I fell much more in love with this membership,” he wrote on Instagram.
“Good luck for the way forward for the membership and the followers, it has been a pleasure.
“As soon as a gunner, All the time a Gunner. Thanks Arsenal.”
His future has been the centre of hypothesis for months and the announcement that he’s leaving will not come as a shock.
He stated in April that he was in talks with a number of golf equipment as the top of his contract neared and hinted that he wished to affix a facet who’re competing within the Champions League.
Arsenal completed fifth this season, exterior the Champions League locations. Lyon completed in eighth place in Ligue 1.
“Laca has been a incredible participant for us,” head coach Mikel Arteta stated in an announcement.
“He is been an actual chief on and off the pitch and has been an important affect to our youthful gamers.
“His dedication with us has been distinctive and we want him and his household success and happiness.”
Lacazette was Arsenal’s prime scorer through the 2017-18 and 2020-21 seasons and is within the membership’s all-time prime 10 Premier League scorers.
Throughout his time with the membership he gained the FA Cup and the Neighborhood Protect.
James Olley contributed reporting to this text.