Alexandre Lacazette, a Frenchman, will leave Arsenal when his current deal expires on June 30th.
Arsenal, a football club based in North London, has declared on its official website that Lacazette will leave the club when his current contract expires.
Alex Lacazette will leave us at the end of his current contract, which runs until June 30th, according to the club statement.
Laca has made 206 appearances in all competitions since joining us from Lyon in July 2017, scoring 71 goals.
During his tenure with us, the 31-year-old was our top scorer in two seasons – 2017/18 and 2020/21, when he scored his 50th Premier League goal in a win over Sheffield United in April 2021.
That put the French striker among the top ten goal scorers in Premier League history, with his first goal coming just 94 seconds after his league debut against Leicester City in August 2017.
Lacazette won the FA Cup with us in 2020, was a member of our FA Community Shield-winning team in 2017, and was named Arsenal Player of the Season for the 2018/19 season.
Laca has spent his whole club career with Lyon, his hometown club, scoring exactly 100 goals in Ligue 1 over his seven years with the French club’s first squad.
Mikel Arteta, Arsenal manager: Lacazette is a true leader. “Lacazette has been an outstanding performer for us.”
“He’s been a true leader both on and off the field, and a huge effect on our younger players.”
“His dedication to us has been outstanding, and we wish him and his family nothing but success and happiness.”
Edu, Arsenal’s Technical Director, expressed his gratitude on behalf of the club to Lacazette.
“From everyone at Arsenal, a heartfelt thank you to Laca.
“He’s been really essential to us,” he said. “He’ll always be a part of the Arsenal family, and we wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors.”
Laca spoke to us about his time at the club before leaving – to watch the complete interview, click the ‘Play’ button below.
Thank you for your time, Laca, and best wishes for the next phase of your career, Edu remarked.