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Lyon forward and reported Arsenal target Alexandre Lacazette has confirmed he will leave the club this summer, with Atletico Madrid the favourites for his signature. 

“I want to discover something else, to put myself under pressure and to gain a level,” he told L’Equipe (h/t Alex Richards of the Daily Mirror).

As noted by Richards, Arsenal have been strongly linked with a move for the player, although it’s anticipated he will join Atletico.

When asked about potentially linking up with his compatriot Antoine Griezmann with the La Liga side, Lacazette admitted he was excited by the prospect.

“Yes, it would be a beautiful story if we could go on (to play) together,” he said of Griezmann. “It is a great team, in a new stadium, and it is also a club that makes the players progress.”

NICE, FRANCE - OCTOBER 8: Antoine Griezmann of France is replaced by Alexandre Lacazette of France during the international friendly match between France and Armenia at Allianz Riviera stadium on October 8, 2015 in Nice, France. (Photo by Jean Catuffe/Get

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During his time in French football’s top flight Lacazette has established himself as one of the very best forwards on the continent. Here’s a glimpse at what he can offer:

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