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Arsene Wenger breaks the bank for AlexandreLacazette

For the past 4 years, MesutOzil has been the most expensive signing of Arsenal as the German midfielder joined Arsenal back on September of 2013 for a fee of £42.5 million.


However, there is another player who has recently joined the English Premier League club that has a bigger price tag than MesutOzil.

The 26 year old French forward AlexandreLacazette has surpassed the transfer fee that was spent by Arsenal to secure the services of MesutOzil, a few years ago.

It´s believed that the English outfit has offloaded £45 million in luring Lacazette to the Emirates Stadium as he arrives from Lyon in a deal that by Arsenal´s standards is record-breaking.

The president of Lyon is Jean-Michel Aulas and he has recently revealed information concerning the transfer involving Lacazette and Arsenal.

Jean-Michel Aulas said: “The first offer transmitted by Arsenal was 45m euros, but the transfer will be on a range between 45 and 50m euros. Being close to 50m is something unique, and will probably be a record for Arsenal and Olympique Lyonnais as well. “Traditionally, a club like Arsenal does not invest as much on a player.”

Lacazette attracted the attention of top clubs after scoring 37 goals in 45 games during the previous 2016-17 season. In a fairly surprising turn of events, it was Arsenal, the club that was able to move quicker and secure the services of the French attacker who is highly rated and being only 26 years old, he is expected to have a bright and fairly long future.

This is Arsene Wenger´s 2nd signing of the 2017 summer transfer window as Sead Kolasinac was the 1st addition to the squad at the Emirates Stadium.