Lyon announce Lacazette’s return from Arsenal for three seasons


French club Lyon on Thursday announced the return of veteran striker Alexandre Lacazette on a three-year contract after five years at Arsenal.

According to the club’s statement, Lacazette joined the London club, whose contract expired on June 30, 2025.

As for Lyon, which finished eighth in the French football league last season, Lacazette’s return “has been a priority for several months now… to revive the club.”

The 31-year-old former international moved to the club in North London in 2017 for 60 million euros, including bonuses.

He played 206 games for the Gunners, including 36 last season, in which he scored 71 goals last season, including 6 goals and 8 assists.

With Arsenal, Lacazette won the FA Cup in 2020 and the Community Shield in 2017, finishing second in the European League “Europe League” 2019 without succeeding in the Champions League, and was voted the club’s player of the year in the season 2018-2019.

He defended the national team “Haan” in 16 matches, in which he scored 3 goals between 2013 and 2017.

Born in Lyon, Lacazette joined Al-Madina where he took office in 2003, starting professionally with them in 2010 during the era of coach Claude Puel, scoring a total of 129 goals in 275 appearances.

Lacazette made his name as the first goalscorer at the Groupama Stadium (Lyon defeated Troyes 4-1) in Lyon’s first game at his new home on 9 January 2016 instead of the old Stade de Guerlain.