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Alexandre Lacazette confirms he’s leaving Arsenal as a free agent after 5-years at the club

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Alexandre Lacazette has confirmed he will leave Arsenal as a free agent when his contract ends this month, bringing an end to his five-year stay at the club.

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The French striker, who is set to return to his former side Lyon, announced his departure from the Emirates with a social media statement.

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Both Mikel Arteta and technical director Edu have thanked the 31-year-old for his service, with the manager praising his ‘exceptional’ commitment.

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In his message, Lacazette reflected on his spell, writing: ‘Five years ago, my dream came true… to sign for Arsenal,’ it read.

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‘It’s been an honour to wear the jersey, to be a part of this family. I won trophies, I met real and nice ppl (sic), and I fell even more in love with this club.

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‘Good luck for the future of the club and the fans, it’s been a pleasure.

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‘Once a Gunner, always a Gunner. Thank you Arsenal.’

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Edu, meanwhile, added: ‘A big thank you to Laca from everyone at Arsenal.

 

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‘He’s been really important for us. He will always be part of the Arsenal family and we wish him well for everything in the future.’

 

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Lacazette won the FA Cup with the side in 2020, and also lifted the Community Shield in 2017. He was voted the Arsenal Player of the Season for 2018-19. 

 

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The French football star who joined Arsenal in 2017 from Lyon, made 206 appearances in all competitions, scoring 71 goals.

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