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Lyon keep doors open for Arsenal’s Lacazette

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Arsenal star Alexandre Lacazette left his childhood club Lyon five years ago and is touted for a return during this summer.

Lyon is wishing for Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette to return to his roots with the 30-year-old most likely to hit free agency in the summer.

The Gunners are expected to steer away from a new offer for the former Lyon star who joined the Emirates Stadium back in 2017. 

And now, the Ligue 1 side are ready to welcome their former ace after five years. Club chief Jean-Michel Aulas pledged to keep the doors open for Lacazette if he wishes to make a comeback.

The France international previously racked 129 goals for his childhood club in 275 appearances. In fact, Lacazette is considered to be a better alternative than Karim Benzema. The 34-year-old is tipped for a move away from Real Madrid.

During the official presentation of Tanguy Ndombele, Aulas told the reporters regarding Lacazette. 

He said: “It’s Lacazette, he interests us because he marked this club. It’s a profile that interests us and we have always been in contact with him.”

“This is part of the guiding ideas brought by (new sporting director) Bruno Cheyrou. In our context, yes it (Lacazette) is more accessible than Benzema.”

“We have to try to see if we can do it as a free player. But we will not be alone.”