Arsenal sign Swiss defender Lichtsteiner from Juventus

06 June, 2018, 18:47 | Author: Laura Christensen

Lichtsteiner's arrival is expected to be the start of a busy transfer window for Arsenal with Greek global defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos expected to sign for the club in the next 48 hours.

Arsenal have confirmed on their official website that Lichtsteiner has joined the club on a free transfer after signing a one-year contract and will wear the No.12 shirt next season.

Lichtsteiner - who won the Serie A title in each of his seven years with Juventus - spoke in length about why he chose to join Arsenal in his first interview with the club.

Writing on his personal Twitter account, a delighted Lichtsteiner said: "Happy and honoured to be a Gunner. Will work hard and passionately day in and day out to achieve our sportive objectives and to win trophies with this great club!"

Unai Emery has made his first signing as Arsenal manager and he's gone for experience in the shape of Stephan Lichtsteiner.

Unai Emery is reportedly in the market for a new central midfielder and has been linked with Nice's Jean-Michael Seri and Manchester United's Marouane Fellaini, who would be available on a free transfer.

Gonzalo Higuain struck on 64 minutes before Paulo Dybala huit the victor three minutes after that.

Lichsteiner moved to Juventus in 2011 and won seven successive league titles at the club.

"A story full of unforgettable moments that I will keep in my heart forever".

"I think the time has come for me to see something else", Lafont is quoted as saying in French publication L'Equipe.

"Stephan brings huge experience and leadership to our squad", said Emery, who has replaced long-serving boss Arsene Wenger at the helm of the club. "I'm really positive that we will do great things".



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