Stephan Lichtsteiner could be set for a move to Arsenal, with reports suggesting that the 34-year-old attacking full-back is close to signing on the dotted line for the Gunners.
The BBC’s resident Arsenal oracle David Ornstein has Tweeted the story himself, so it looks like more than just a rumour.
Arsenal are working on a deal to sign Switzerland right-back Stephan Lichtsteiner on a free transfer when the 34-year-old’s Juventus contract expires this summer. Lichtsteiner a long-term target who #AFC see adding experience/leadership to head coach Unai Emery’s squad #Juve #SUI
— David Ornstein (@bbcsport_david) 25 May 2018
The Swiss international is out of contract this summer, after spending seven hugely successful seasons with Juventus, winning seven consecutive Serie A titles and four Coppa Italias.
The former Lille and Lazio player had been linked with a move to the Emirates before, and would provide Hector Bellerin with some healthy competition on the right side of the Arsenal defence.
Lichtsteiner would also bring a mass of experience to the Gunners’ squad while he is no stranger to the dark arts of defending, something which has been sorely lacking from recent Arsenal sides.
At 34 years of age, Lichtsteiner is hardly likely to get Arsenal fans’ hearts racing.
While he may no longer have the legs to get up and down the right flank week-in week-out, as a back-up player and a free one at that, he could well be a smart buy for the north Londoners.