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“I want to make big things happen here” – Arsenal’s new man has high hopes for Unai Emery’s side

Arsenal’s newest signing Stephan Lichtsteiner says he believes the future his bright for the Gunners after joining the club on a free transfer from Juventus. 

Lichtsteiner left Juventus after seven successful seasons, in which he helped guide Massimiliano Allegri’s side to seven consecutive Serie A titles.

The Switzerland international – who will represent his country at this summer’s World Cup in Russia – is Unai Emery’s first signing as Arsenal boss since taking over from Arsene Wenger last month.

The 34-year-old is likely to be one of many new additions to the Gunners squad this summer after a disappointing last season, and the defender says he can’t wait to help lift Arsenal back into the big time in the years to come.

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

“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.”

The Swiss star also says he looks forward to working alongside Unai Emery, a man he considers to be one of the best manager’s in world football at the moment.

“He’s a very good coach who’s won a lot of titles, especially the Europa League that we play in this year,” said Lichtsteiner when asked about the prospect of playing under the Spaniard.

“He’s a coach who knows what he wants and a coach who also progresses the players, and also old players like me. You never stop learning and this is very important. I’m really positive that we will do great things.”

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