Arsenal begin their Europa League campaign against Vorskla Poltava at the Emirates on Thursday, and there could be first starts for three new summer signings.
Arsenal have signed the Swiss veteran defender Stephan Lichtsteiner on a free transfer after his Juventus contract expired.
Arsenal have reportedly initiated contacts with Juventus full-back Stephan Lichtsteiner as his contract negotiations with the Italian champions progress slowly. The Swiss international, 30, has been a major protagonist in Juventusai??i?? return to the top of the Italian football after his move from rivals Lazio in 2011. But his contract expires in June and according to reports in Italy, he has been contacted by Arsenal while Inter Milan, PSG and Real Madrid also remain interested. Lichtsteiner has always outlined his priority to extend with the Turin giants and in an interview with Tuttosport few months ago he expressed his desire to continue with Juventus. “It will probably be my last big contract,” Lichtsteiner reflected. “And my priority is Juventus. What counts is trophies, winning is the most important thing. I still see myself at a good level for three or four more years, then I can close [my career] in Switzerland and then become a Coach.” “I confirm that Paris […]
Antonio Conte, Andrea Pirlo and Claudio Marchisio may have gained a lot of praise for their contributions to Juventus' unbeaten run this season. There is one player that has been Conte's secret weapon and has continued to deliver with great consistency this season - Stephan Lichtsteiner.
Juventus look to strengthen their full-back department with the acquisition of Stephan Lichtensteiner -often called the "Forrest Gump" of the Serie A.