Alexandre Lacazette reportedly arrived at Arsenal's training ground on Tuesday to undergo a medical ahead of a move to the club on a five-year deal.
According to The Sun's Daniel Cutts, the Lyon striker will finalise a move with the Gunners before joining them in a £52 million move.
Sky Sports' Kaveh Solhekol also relayed the news:
Kaveh Solhekol @SkyKaveh
Alexandre Lacazette having his medical at Arsenal's training ground. Deal & personal terms agreed with Lyon & Lacazette. Announcement soon2017-7-4 12:40:46
According to Cutts, Lacazette will earn £150,000 per week having agreed terms with the club, and he will meet his new team-mates ahead of his unveiling.
The Gunners have been monitoring the 26-year-old for a long time, according to football journalist Julien Laurens on BBC 5 live Sport:
BBC 5 live Sport @5liveSport
"#Arsenal have been watching Lacazette for 10 years" @LaurensJulien on how Arsene Wenger kept changing his mind on the Lyon striker: https://t.co/S1JqrZWzWR2017-7-4 09:48:06
The Mirror's John Cross noted he is atop manager Arsene Wenger's wishlist this summer:
John Cross @johncrossmirror
Lacazette would be an Atletico Madrid player now had it not been for their ban. Their loss will be Arsenal's gain. Wenger's No1 target.2017-7-4 12:25:27
As such, Arsenal will have seen the striker rack up 113 goals in all competitions over the last four years, last season hitting 37.
Per OptaJean's David Wall, he is among the most clinical finishers in European football:
David Wall @1DavidWall
Over the last three seasons, Lacazette has scored every 4.5 shots (penalties excluded), one of the best in Europe. Giroud also in Top 10. https://t.co/ylOkWXBWBZ2017-7-1 17:11:46
He'll be an incredible asset to the Gunners, one they will hope can make the difference in the Premier League as they look to not only get back into the top four, but challenge for the title.
The forward will have to adjust to his new surroundings, though, per The Telegraph's Jason Burt:
Jason Burt @JBurtTelegraph
Biggest issue for Lacazette will be he has spent all his life at Lyon, is a Lyon boy. Has to adapt quickly. But no-one doubts his talent2017-7-4 12:29:54
Having several compatriots alongside him, including Wenger, should help him settle in north London, and he could thrive on the pitch given the service he'll enjoy at the Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal still have some way to go before they boast a squad capable of rivalling the likes of Chelsea or Manchester City for the title, but in snapping up Lacazette, they've taken a strong step in the right direction.