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Arsenal announce Alexandre Lacazette exit after striker’s contract ends



Arsenal have introduced that Alexandre Lacazette will depart the membership when his contract expires on the finish of the month, thus ending the Frenchman’s five-year keep in north London.

As beforehand reported by soccer.london, the striker had been anticipated to go away the Gunners when his contract expires on June 30 as not like Mohamed Elneny and Eddie Nketiah he wasn’t supplied an extension and information of his imminent exit was confirmed on Friday afternoon (June 3).

A press release through Arsenal’s official web site reads: “Alex Lacazette might be leaving us on the finish of his present contract, which runs till June 30. Since becoming a member of us from Lyon in July 2017, Laca made 206 appearances in all competitions, scoring 71 targets.

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“The 31-year-old was our prime scorer in two seasons throughout his time with us – in 2017/18, and likewise in 2020/21, when he scored his fiftieth Premier League aim within the win over Sheffield United in April 2021. That moved the French striker into the all-time prime ten of goalscorers for us in Premier League historical past – scoring his first aim simply 94 seconds into his league debut, in opposition to Leicester Metropolis, in August 2017.

“Laca was an FA Cup winner with us in 2020, was in our FA Group Protect profitable staff in 2017 and was voted the Arsenal Participant of the Season for 2018/19. Earlier than becoming a member of us, Laca had performed all his membership soccer for his hometown membership Lyon, scoring precisely 100 targets in Ligue 1 throughout his seven years within the French membership’s first staff.

“Thanks, Laca, we want you all the very best for the following chapter in your profession.”

As well as, Arsenal supervisor Mikel Arteta and technical director Edu had some varieties issues to say about Lacazette throughout his 5 years in north London after becoming a member of for a then-club file £46.5m payment in the summertime of 2017 as they thanked him for his service to the membership and wished him properly sooner or later.

“Laca has been a implausible participant for us,” Arteta mentioned. “He’s been an actual chief on and off the pitch and has been a vital affect to our youthful gamers. His dedication with us has been distinctive and we want him and his household success and happiness.”

In the meantime, Edu added: “A giant thanks to Laca from everybody at Arsenal. He’s been actually essential for us. “He’ll at all times be a part of the Arsenal household and we want him properly for every part sooner or later.”




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