Arsenal has offically completed their £52.7 million ($68.1 million) signing of Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon.

Lacazette entered the Lyon academy as a 12-year-old for the 03-04 season.

“I am, of course, delighted [to sign] and very proud, too, because Arsenal is a legendary club,” Lacazette said. “Throughout my childhood, thanks to Thierry Henry and other French players, I always dreamed of playing for this club so today that dream has been fulfilled.

“Arsenal’s past appeals to me – I like clubs with a history. Also, the fact that the manager has been here for a while shows that it is a stable club which I like. In addition, there are quite a few French players here, which makes it easier to settle in. In my opinion, Arsenal is also the club that plays the best football in England so I really wanted to come here.”