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Lyon welcome Lacazette back to Ligue 1
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Alexandre Lacazette has rejoined Lyon after parting company with Arsenal
Alexandre Lacazette has rejoined Lyon after parting company with Arsenal

Lyon have confirmed the return of Alexandre Lacazette on a free transfer following the striker's departure from Arsenal. 

Lacazette made his name playing for the French side, netting 129 goals after coming through the club's academy. 

And his arrival is somewhat of a coup for boss Peter Bosz considering Lyon do not have European football to look forward to next season. 

After sealing his return, Lacazette told fans he was out to fire the Ligue 1 outfit back into continental competition.

He said: "Thank you for the welcome and the love shown in recent months.

"My return has become obvious in recent weeks. Even without Europe, the project is important. 

"I felt I can be useful in the locker room and on the pitch. It was the best decision to make.

"I took some time to make my decision. Football is a beautiful profession. 

"It was difficult to follow last season from a distance because I couldn’t help. I hope this period is over and that we are going to build a great Lyon. 

"The priority is above all to help the club return to the top of the bill with European qualification."

A statement on Lyon's website added: "Lyon are very proud and very happy to announce the return of Lacazette, a product of the club's academy.

"Out of contract at English club Arsenal, the French international has signed a three-year deal through June 30, 2025.

"Having transferred in July 2017 to Arsenal, Lacazette, at 31, has made the choice to return to the club that has seen him grow and become one of the greatest strikers in its history, despite offers from many major European clubs in recent weeks."


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