Earlier this year, Juninho Pernambucano, Lyon’s sporting director confirmed, speaking to Alexandre Lacazette about a loan move from Arsenal.
France international found himself out of favor at the turn of the year in North London, he had swapped Lyon to Arsenal in a £42.5 m deal three years ago.
Juninho wished to bring Lacazette back to the Groupama Stadium on a short-term contract, but the 29-year-old stayed at Arsenal and finished the 2019-20 campaign on a high by helping the Gunners to succeed in the FA Cup.
“In January I called Alexandre Lacazette to chat a bit with him,” Juninho is quoted as saying by The Mirror.
“He was having problems at Arsenal and I said to myself: ‘Why not do a loan for six months with us where you will enjoy yourself, play all the games and score the goals like you know how to? And then you go back to Arsenal or somewhere else’.”