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Gunners complete deal for Juventus superstar

Juventus defender Stephan Lichsteiner will join Arsenal when his contract with the Serie A champions expires on July 1st.

The Swiss international has agreed personal terms with the Gunners, and will become manager Unai Emery’s first signing as Arsenal boss.

“Stephan brings huge experience and leadership to us. He’s a player with great quality with a very positive and determined attitude,” said Emery.

“Stephan will improve us on and off the pitch.”

The right-back, 34, spent seven years at Juventus, making 257 appearances and winning Serie A seven times in a row.

Arsenal will not feature in next season’s Champions League for second successive season, however Lichsteiner insists he is looking forward to the new challenge of English football, and hopes he can help guide his new side back to Europe’s elite competition.

Lichtsteiner said: “I hope I can bring a lot of experience, a lot of mentality and, together with my team, come back to the highest level of the Champions League.”

He will complete his move to Emirates Stadium when Arsenal conclude the regulatory process required.

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