Alexandre Lacazette Biography
Alexandre Lacazette is a French professional footballer born on 28th May 1991 in Lyon, France. He plays as a striker for Premier League club Arsenal and the France national team.
Lacazette came into prominence as a member of the academy at Lyon, where he made his professional debut aged 19. He helped the club win the Coupe de France and Trophée des Champions in 2012, and was named the Ligue 1 Player of the Year in 2014–15. During his time in France, Lacazette cultivated a reputation as a prolific goalscorer and poacher, recording multiple twenty-goal seasons, which earned him a move to Arsenal in a then club-record £46.5 million (€53 million) deal in 2017.
Ever since debuting for the national side, Lacazette has represented France across all youth levels. He was a key player in France’s victory in the 2010 UEFA European Under-19 Championship, where he scored the match-winning goal in the final against Spain. He then made his senior international debut in June 2013, scoring his first goal in March 2015.
Known for dribbling, pace, and ability with both feet, as well as his persistence to press and tackle when out of possession, Lacazette has been compared to former Arsenal forward Ian Wright by Gérard Houllier.
Alexandre Lacazette Age
Alexandre Lacazette was born on 28th May 1991 in Lyon, France (27 years as of 2018)
Alexandre Lacazette Religion
He is a christian- catholic
Alexandre Lacazette Current Teams
- France national football team (Forward)
- Arsenal F.C. (#9 / Forward)
Alexandre Lacazette Net Worth & Salary
Alexandre Lacazette has an estimated net worth of $15 million. Summing up, His yearly salary is $6.9 million and a weekly salary of $133,800 which he gets paid from his current club.
Apart from his football career, he adds some value of his net worth from his endorsement with various renowned brands as well as sponsors. He is a brand ambassador for Nike where he gets a reasonable income of money to boost up his net worth.
Alexandre Lacazette Wife
Alexandre Lacazette keeps his personal life private very private. He is not married but he has a girlfriend whose name is still a secret.
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On 5 July 2017, Lacazette signed a reported five-year deal for Premier League club Arsenal for a club record fee; Lyon disclosed that the fee was an initial €53 million (£46.5 million) plus up to €7 million (£6.1 million) in potential bonuses.
The fee was the largest ever received by Lyon from the sale of a player, beating the €41.5 million (£37.7 million) record set by Corentin Tolisso’s transfer to Bayern Munich three weeks earlier. The transfer fee also surpassed the previous Arsenal record €50 million (£42.5 million) that Arsenal paid Real Madrid for Mesut Özil in 2013.
It was reported in May 2017 that a verbal arrangement had been reached for Lacazette to join Atlético Madrid in the summer of 2017, but that fell through on 1 June 2017 after the Court of Arbitration for Sport upheld Atlético’s ban on registering players for two transfer windows (1 January – 2 February 2017 and 1 June – 31 August 2017) that was imposed in July 2016 by FIFA on the club for breaching FIFA rules over the signing of minors. Lacazette was given the number 9 jersey.
On 6 August 2017, Lacazette made his first appearance for Arsenal in the 2017 FA Community Shield against Chelsea. Despite hitting the post midway through the first half, Arsenal eventually won 4–1 on penalties after the game ended 1–1 at full time. This win constituted his first trophy win at Arsenal. On 11 August, Lacazette made his Premier League debut against Leicester City and scored after 94 seconds to give Arsenal a 1–0 lead in an eventual 4–3 win.
Lacazette also managed to score in both of Arsenal’s next home games, scoring Arsenal’s second in a 3–0 win over Bournemouth, before grabbing a brace for the club in a 2–0 win over West Bromwich Albion. With his goals against West Brom, Lacazette became the first Arsenal player to score in his first three home league appearances for the club since Brian Marwood in September 1988.
Lacazette scored his first away goal for Arsenal, in the team’s 2–5 win against Everton at Goodison Park, latching onto a pass from Mesut Özil, to score Arsenal’s third. Lacazette claimed his 6th goal of the season in Arsenal’s 3–1 away defeat to Manchester City after latching onto an Aaron Ramsey pass, despite not starting the game. In November, Lacazette scored Arsenal’s opening goal in a 5–0 rout of Huddersfield Town and in December, he scored Arsenal’s only goal in a 1–3 home defeat to Manchester United.
Following a protracted period on the sidelines through injury, Lacazette returned to the Arsenal squad in the 3-0 home win over Stoke City in March, where he replaced Danny Welbeck in the 61st minute and scored the Gunners’ third goal of the game, after new signing and designated penalty-taker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, allowed Lacazette to take the penalty. Lacazette would then score twice on his Europa League debut for Arsenal, in a 4-1 win against CSKA Moscow, marking his first goal in European competition for the club.
Lacazette then registered his third goal in European football for Arsenal, by scoring in the Europa League semi-final 1-1 draw with Atletico Madrid. The goal was Lacazette’s seventh goal in seven games for the club since returning from injury.
Lacazette scored in Arsène Wenger’s final home match, a 5-0 rout of Burnley – scoring the team’s second goal (his 14th league goal of the season), Lacazette also picked up an assist for the team’s opening goal as well.
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West Ham transfer bid for Alexandre Lacazette rejected, says Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas
West Ham failed with a bid of more than £40m for Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette this summer, the French club’s president has said. A bid of 50 million euros (£42.7m) was tabled by the Hammers, according to Jean-Michel Aulas.
However, Lyon refused the offer, Aulas told French broadcaster SFR Sport, just as he announced in July that Arsenal had seen a bid for the France international rejected.
Aulas said in a studio interview: “We’ve refused an offer of 50 million euros from West Ham for Alexandre Lacazette. We’ve even turned down more for him.”
Lacazette, 25, has been a consistent goalscorer in France’s Ligue 1 for the past three years, earning 10 caps for Les Bleus in that time.
West Ham boss Slaven Bilic lost Andy Carroll to injury early this season and new signing Andre Ayew joined him on the sidelines after suffering a thigh problem.
The club, who moved into the London Stadium for the new campaign, brought in another forward on Sunday when confirming the arrival of Italy international Simone Zaza on a season-long loan from Juventus.
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Alexandre Lacazette injury ‘a massive blow’ for Arsenal – Arsene Wenger
Arsene Wenger says losing Alexandre Lacazette for up to six weeks is “a massive blow” for Arsenal and that the striker’s knee injury could be the reason for his poor form in front of goal.
Lacazette underwent a minor operation on Tuesday and the club said he will be sidelined for four to six weeks, meaning he will miss the upcoming Europa League tie against Ostersund.
“It’s a massive blow for us, but we have to find a solution. and nobody could predict that,” Wenger told beIN Sports. “But football is as well to [deal] with unpredicted things, and it’s always a good opportunity to find somebody who steps in and does well.”
Lacazette has recently lost his starting place to new signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang but had been earmarked for a starring role in the Europa League, where the former Borussia Dortmund striker is cup-tied.
Lacazette, who joined from Lyon last summer in a then-club record £46.5 million deal, has been criticised for only scoring one goal since Dec. 2, and missed a great chance for an equaliser against Tottenham in the North London derby on Saturday.
“He got a surprising swell on the knee after the game against Tottenham, and he needed very quick surgery,” Wenger said, adding that the setback has been a big blow for the forward as well.
“Lacazette is down, but I think he recently must have felt something in his knee, I don’t know. Maybe as well that’s an explanation why he was not scoring as many goals as he’s used to.”
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Alexandre Lacazette Transfer News
Arsenal transfer news: Alexandre Lacazette to Atletico Madrid claim made by Sky Sports man
That’s the verdict of Sky Sports pundit Charlie Nicholas, who’s questioned Arsene Wenger’s decision not to start Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ahead of the Frenchman against West Ham last weekend.
Lacazette joined Arsenal last July in a then-club-record deal worth an initial £46.5m, with a further £6.1m potentially due in add-ons.
But that move only came about after FIFA upheld Atletico’s transfer ban, with the 26-year-old having been lined up to replace Manchester United-bound Antoine Griezmann.
Lacazette has since gone on to score 15 goals in all competitions but he’s not guaranteed a start with Aubameyang also on Arsenal’s books.
Nicholas has now claimed Lacazette would probably rather be lining up for Atletico than Arsenal in Thursday night’s Europa League clash.
“Arsenal finally made the breakthrough announcement they needed, with Arsene Wenger confirming his departure at the end of the season, but I don’t think the Gunners were overly impressive at the weekend,” Nicholas told Sky Sports, predicting his old side will beat Atletico 2-1.
“I thought it was a really strange selection not starting Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
“Alexandre Lacazette has found himself some scoring form but he’s probably still thinking he wishes his move to Atletico Madrid had gone through in the summer.”
Despite tipping Arsenal to win, Nicholas identified their weakness with one man called out in particular.
“Atletico are heavy favourites for me with their defensive strength and Arsenal’s backline constantly making me nervous,” he added.
“How Shkodran Mustafi is still in the team is beyond me, but the competition isn’t really there.
“There’s not much between these two sides other than their defences and I can see Arsenal scoring a couple of times at the Emirates Stadium, but my concern is keeping that concentration to prevent Atletico snatching a vital away goal.”
Arsenal and Atletico will contest the second leg of their Europa League semi-finals tie at the Wanda Metropolitano next week.
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Alexandre Lacazette and Anthony Martial on standby for France World Cup squad and Dimitri Payet out
Arsenal striker Lacazette, who won six of his 13 France caps in 2017, has been named on Didier Deschamps’ standby list, failing to make a 23-man squad that includes Olivier Giroud among seven forward options.
Martial is also on the standby list along with Mamadou Sakho, Moussa Sissoko and Kurt Zouma.
Marseille star Payet limped out of Wednesday’s Europa League final defeat by Atletico Madrid and doubts over his fitness for the trip to Russia forced Deschamps’ hand.
His party includes five players from the Premier League – Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy, Chelsea midfielder Ngolo Kante, Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba and Chelsea’s Giroud.
Former Newcastle forward Florian Thauvin takes one of the attacking places ahead of Lacazette and Martial.
Of Payet, Deschamps said: “He was a serious candidate for a place in the 23 but for this kind of injury it’s usually three weeks of recovery. And there is a risk of hurting yourself again with this kind of injury and I must give my final list to FIFA on June 4.”