Arsenal have been locked in talks with Lyon over the summer but it appears now that Arsenal have agreed a club record fee of £52m for the French goal poacher.  

Lacazette celebrating one of his 28 goals last season.

Arsenal are to pay an initial £46 million and £6 million as add-ons. This amount will eclipse the £42 million Arsenal paid for Mesut Ozil in 2013.

Alexandre Lacazette is expected in London in the next 48 hours for his medical.  The arrival of Lacazette will open the door for Giroud, who is a subject of £20 million bid from Everton. 

Wenger will hope the signing of the French goal machine Lacazette, will persuade Sanchez and Ozil that club is indeed ready to fight for titles next season. 

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