Alexandre Lacazette Officially Leaves Arsenal

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Arsenal have announced that striker Alexandre Lacazette will be leaving the club when his contract expires at the end of June. This brings an end to Lacazette’s stint in North London after five years with the team. In addition, Arsenal will be in need of a new striker with Lacazette departing and Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang enjoying his time with Barcelona.

Alexandre Lacazette Leaving Arsenal This Summer

Comments from Club

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta had this to say regarding Lacazette’s departure: “Laca has been a fantastic player for us. He’s been a real leader on and off the pitch and has been a very important influence to our younger players.

“His commitment with us has been exceptional and we wish him and his family success and happiness”

Club technical director Edu added: “A big thank you to Laca from everyone at Arsenal. 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”

A Key But Necessary Loss

Since joining Arsenal from Lyon in 2017, Lacazette has been leading the line for Arsenal. During that time he was a prolific scorer for the side, netting 71 goals in 206 games for the side, with 54 of those goals coming in 158 Premier League games. He was so good that he even won Arsenal’s Player of the Season award for the 2018/19 campaign.

This past season, however, the cracks in his game started to show. In 36 matches for Arsenal, Lacazette only scored six times, and only four of those came in Premier League games. With Aubameyang leaving in January, it was on Lacazette to provide goals for Arsenal but he was unable to fulfil this expectation.

As his relationship with manager Mikel Arteta became more frosty it was clear to both Arsenal and the 31-year-old Lacazette that a split would be best for both parties.