Alexandre Lacazette joins Arsenal for club record fee of £52.7m

• Lyon striker moves to the Emirates on a five-year deal
• Arsenal surpass fee paid to Real Madrid for Mesut Özil

Alexandre Lacazette has joined Arsenal in a club record €60m (£52.7m) deal and signed a five-year contract with the Premier League side.

The France striker completed his medical on Tuesday after being given permission to travel to London by the Lyon president, Jean-Michel Aulas. Arsenal’s opening offer of €35m was rejected last week. The fee surpasses the £42.5m Arsenal paid Real Madrid for Mesut Özil in 2013.

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