Arsenal FC has confirmed the departure of Alexander Lacazette at the end of his contract, which expires on June 30, 2022. Both parties failed to reach an agreement on a new deal, according to club reports.
The striker joined Arsenal from Lyon in 2017, and in both the 2017/18 and 2020/21 football seasons, he was the club’s top goal scorer.
Mikel Arteta, the club’s manager, praised Lacazette’s contributions to the team throughout his tenure at the Emirates.
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.
He made a total of 206 appearances for the Gunners, scoring 71 goals in the process.