Alexandre Lacazette has agreed to join Lyon this summer at the end of his contract with Arsenal, according to reports from France.
The 31-year-old joined Arsenal in 2017 for a then-club record fee of £47m but was overshadowed by the arrival of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang six months later and fell short of the price placed on his head.
And, 2021-22 has been by far his worst in an Arsenal shirt, with the Frenchman managing just 4 goals, including 2 from open play, in the top flight.
He was guilty of missing out on several glorious chances, with the expected goals pattern suggesting he should have registered closer to 8 goals than the meager 4 he achieved.
As a result, he was never likely to sign a new contract in north London, and L’Equipe are now reporting that there is an imminent announcement from former club Lyon to bring him back on a free transfer.
OL have convinced their former striker Alexandre Lacazette to return to the club after five seasons at Arsenal, where he was at the end of his contract. The announcement is imminent. https://t.co/lFaUNHvzLv pic.twitter.com/L2WhS6yuKB
— THE TEAM (@theteam) June 2, 2022
In April, the French striker questioned that ending, suggesting he wanted to play Champions League football which 8th-placed Lyon could not offer.
“I’m in discussion with a lot of clubs. I’m open. I want to play in Europe, it’s been a long time since I played the Champions League, I miss it,” the 30-year-old told Canal Plus. .
Asked about the potential of a return to Lyon even if they miss Europe, Laca played it down, revealing that ‘Lyon know I’m free, they came to the information. It’s a little more complicated, nothing is impossible in life, but it’s a little more complicated.
However, it looks like he sacrificed this result in order to return home after his disappointing spell at Emirates.
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