Arms stockpile have declared the marking of Stephan Lichtsteiner on a free exchange after his Juventus contract terminated.
As already uncovered by Goal, the 34-year-old appropriate back progresses toward becoming Unai Emery’s first marking as Gunners head mentor, having assumed control from Arsene Wenger toward the finish of the 2017-18 crusade.
“Stephan conveys tremendous experience and authority to our squad,” Emery disclosed to Arsenal’s legitimate site.
“He’s a player with incredible quality with an exceptionally positive and decided mentality. Stephan will enhance us on and off the pitch.”
Emery’s first errand as Gunners head mentor was to fortify a side which plans to close the hole on their Premier League matches next season, with safeguard a reasonable need having yielded 51 times in the Premier League amid Arsene Wenger’s last season in control.
With Hector Bellerin the main senior ideal back at the club Lichtsteiner’s entry is relied upon to facilitate the weight on Arsenal’s Spain global going into next season, while his authority characteristics are likewise observed as a key resource.
Ainsley Maitland-Niles can nominate at ideal back yet is seen similar to a more characteristic guarded midfielder while Carl Jenkinson seems far-fetched to split into the beginning line-up following a disillusioning credit spell at Birmingham City last term.
Switzerland chief Lichtsteiner reported he would leave the Bianconeri toward the beginning of May having helped the club to their seventh progressive Serie A title, with the Switzerland global having finished each season since joining the club from Lazio in 2011 as a national champion.
In absolute he scored 14 objectives in 250 appearances for Juventus, however he had tumbled down the pecking request in Turin last season. Borussia Dortmund, Monaco and Marseille likewise demonstrated an enthusiasm for marking him.
Lichtsteiner’s entry is relied upon to be the beginning of a bustling exchange window for Arsenal with Greek worldwide safeguard Sokratis Papastathopoulos anticipated that would sign for the club in the following 48 hours.