Arsenal confirm Alexandre Lacazette is off with striker set to rejoin Lyon five years after leaving for the Emirates

ARSENAL have confirmed striker Alexandre Lacazette will go away the membership on the finish of June when his contract expires.

The 31-year-old joined the Gunners in a £47million switch in 2017.

Lacazette is anticipated to rejoin boyhood membership Lyon as he waves goodbye to ArsenalPA

He went on to attain 71 targets in 206 appearances for Arsenal, serving to the North London membership win an FA Cup.

Lacazette took up the captain’s armband after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s controversial transfer to Barcelona in January.

The Frenchman stated on Instagram: “5 years in the past, my dream got here true… to signal for Arsenal.

“It’s been an honour to put on the jersey, to be part of this household. I gained trophies, I met actual and good folks, and I fell much more in love with this membership.

“Good luck for the way forward for the membership and the followers, it’s been a pleasure.

“Once a Gunner, always a Gunner. Thank you Arsenal.”

Supervisor Mikel Arteta stated on Lacazette: “Laca has been a incredible participant for us.

“He’s been an actual chief on and off the pitch and has been a vital affect to our youthful gamers.

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

Technical director Edu, added: “An enormous thanks to Laca from everybody at Arsenal.

“He’s been actually necessary for us.

“He will always be part of the Arsenal family and we wish him well for everything in the future.”

Lacazette is expected to rejoin boyhood club Lyon, the place he made 275 appearances.

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