Former Arsenal forward Jeremie Aliadiere has rejoined Lorient on a free transfer, the Ligue 1 club has confirmed.The 33-year-old, who also played for West Ham and Middlesbrough in the Premier League, was a free agent after spending the last two years with Umm Salal in Qatar.
Aliadiere will provide cover for forward Benjamin Jeannot after he was handed a 10-game suspension for pushing a referee.
“I am very happy and motivated to return to the club,” Aliadiere said. “It’s only been two years since I left but I missed FC Lorient. I have always followed the club and its matches.”
Aliadiere scored 31 goals in 86 appearances during his first spell with Lorient between 2011 and 2014, helping to rebuild his reputation after a dismal time in England.
The Frenchman joined Arsenal at the age of 16 in 1999 but failed to kick on under Arsene Wenger.
Aliadiere was sent on loan to Celtic, West Ham and Wolves as he tried to find his feet in the Premier League, and ended up scoring just nine times in 51 appearances for the Gunners before being packed off to Middlesbrough.