Arsenal complete signing of Juventus defender Stephan Lichtsteiner
Stephan Lichtsteiner will swap Juventus for Arsenal next season after agreeing a free transfer to the Premier League club.Updated: Jun 05, 2018 19:10 IST
Arsenal have completed the first signing of Unai Emery’s tenure with the acquisition of Juventus full-back Stephan Lichtsteiner.
The Switzerland international ended his time with Juventus having secured a seventh Serie A title in 2017-18, with Massimiliano Allegri’s squad pipping Napoli to the Scudetto in the closing weeks.
Lichtsteiner was a champion of Italy in all seven of his seasons in Turin, making over 250 appearances for the Bianconeri.
He will add valuable experience to Emery’s squad for the 2018-19 Premier League season, although his arrival puts Hector Bellerin’s future at Emirates Stadium in doubt.
“Stephan brings huge experience and leadership to our squad,” Emery told Arsenal’s official website.
“He’s a player with great quality with a very positive and determined attitude. Stephan will improve us on and off the pitch.”