Alexandre Lacazette Reportedly Having Arsenal Medical Ahead of Transfer

Christopher Simpson@@CJSimpsonBRFeatured ColumnistJuly 4, 2017

Lyon's French forward Alexandre Lacazette celebrates after scoring his 100th goal in Ligue 1 during the French L1 football match between Lyon (OL) and Nice (OGCN) on May 20, 2017, at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais stadium in Decines-Charpieu near Lyon, central-eastern  France. / AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE DESMAZES        (Photo credit should read PHILIPPE DESMAZES/AFP/Getty Images)
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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:

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:

The Mirror's John Cross noted he is atop manager Arsene Wenger's wishlist this summer:

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:

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:

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.

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