Arsenal Announce Stephan Lichtsteiner Signing From Juventus


Arsenal have announced the signing of the Switzerland defender Stephan Lichtsteiner on a free transfer from Juventus.

The 34-year-old attacking full-back, who becomes Unai Emery’s first signing at the club, won the domestic title in each of his seven seasons at Juve and made 27 Serie A appearances in the campaign that has just finished despite the arrival of Mattia De Sciglio from Milan.

He is closing in on a century of caps for Switzerland, appearing at two European Championships and two World Cups.

Emery said: “Stephan brings huge experience and leadership to our squad. He’s a player with great quality with a very positive and determined attitude. Stephan will improve us on and off the pitch.”

Lichtsteiner told his new club’s official website: “It is a great moment for me, after Juventus, to come to Arsenal. It is a project to come back into the Champions League, it is hard to see a club like Arsenal that is not playing in the Champions League if you see the players, the club, the stadium. The big objective is to come back on the highest level.”

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