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Lichtsteiner Joins Arsenal From Juventus

Lichtsteiner Joins Arsenal From Juventus

Switzerland defender, Stephan Lichtsteiner, has joined Arsenal on a free after spending seven years with Italian giants Juventus.

The details of his move were however not disclosed as it is subject to the completion of regulatory processes.

Lichtsteiner, who is getting ready for the World Cup 2018, where he will captain Switzerland, confirmed his move to the Emirates in a tweet through his official handle.

“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!” Lichtsteiner tweeted on Tuesday.

The 34-year-old has played 99 times for his country and won seven titles with the Juventus.

“It’s a great moment. It’s a great for me after Juventus to come to Arsenal and have this big challenge to make big things [happen] with this big club,” Lichtsteiner told Arsenal’s official website.

“There is a project. There is a project to come back into the Champions League. I think it’s hard to see a club like Arsenal not playing in the Champions League.

“If you see the players, if you see the club, the stadium… it’s the project, the big opportunity to get back to the highest level.”

He will wear the No.12 shirt at the club.

Arsenal’s new manager coach Unai Emery said: “Stephan brings huge experience and leadership to our squad. He’s a player with great quality with a very positive and determined attitude. Stephan will improve us on and off the pitch.”

The Swiss star, 34, started his senior career in 2001 with Swiss club Grasshopper Zurich, where he won the league title in 2003. He played in France with Lille for three years before moving to Lazio in Italy in 2008, where he won the Coppa Italia and the Supercoppa Italiana before moving to Juventus in 2011.

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