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Alexandre Lacazette arrives at Arsenal training ground to undergo medical ahead of £52m switch from Lyon

Alexandre Lacazette has arrived at Arsenal’s training ground to undergo a medical ahead of his £52m switch from Lyon.

The French striker is set to seal a five-year deal with the Gunners as Arsene Wenger makes an early move in the transfer window.

A deal for Lacazette is close

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A deal for Lacazette is close

The hopes are that Lacazette will be signed in time so he can join his new team-mates on their pre-season tour to Australia and China.

What will Lacazette offer on Dream Team?

The 26-year-old scored 37 goals in all competitions last season, including 28 in as many starts in Ligue 1.

While Lacazette’s arrival is a massive statement of intent by Arsenal, they are still expected to lose Alexis Sanchez this summer who is being linked heavily with Manchester City.

What could Lacazette bring to your fantasy football team?

As one of the finest finishers in world football right now, Lacazette’s arrival in the Premier League is mouthwatering news for Dream Team fans looking to add extra firepower up top this season.

Last season Lacazette, according to Dream Team’s ratings provider WhoScored, was the highest rated player in French football at 7.57.

Lacazette could be a real hit on Dream Team

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Lacazette could be a real hit on Dream Team

That would have put him fifth in the Premier League player rankings, with just Eden Hazard (7.81), Alexis Sanchez (7.76), Paul Pogba (7.72) and Harry Kane (7.68) ahead of him.

Dream Team 2017/18

How does the game work?

  • This year’s fantasy football game will absolutely FREE for all players to play
  • The total prize pot is an approximated £750,000
  • Game Weeks will run from Friday to Thursday
  • £50m budget on 11 eligible players


Lacazette was also a massive hit on Dream Team Europe last season after his performances in the Europa League, finishing behind only Cristiano Ronaldo with 61 points.

In terms of prices on Dream Team, we’d estimate the Frenchman to be valued at around £6.5m should his move to Arsenal be finalised.

When can I sign up?

You can start getting your teams in as early as July 7 2017 – some five weeks before the Premier League season gets underway.

Arsenal superstar Alexis Sanchez has just one year left on his Gunners contract

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Will you pick Sanchez or Lacazette this season? Or both?

That gives you an awfully long time to monitor the transfer market and choose your team accordingly, with Bernardo Silva the first major coup of the summer after his £43m move to Manchester City.

Keep up to date with all the latest fantasy football news with our fantasy football live blog and sign up to Dream Team here.

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