Arsenal have confirmed the signing of Switzerland captain Stephan Lichtsteiner on a free transfer.
The 34-year-old was out of contract at Juventus after a seven-year stint in Turin that saw him win seven consecutive Scudettos. He pens a one-year deal with an option for Arsenal to extend that by 12 months.
In total, the defender, who can play at either right-back or in the middle, scored 14 goals in 250 appearances for the Old Lady after signing from Lazio.
He’ll bring huge experience to a Gunners backline that has lost Per Mertesacker to retirement and Laurent Koscielny to a long-term injury. Fingers crossed his winning mentality can rub off on the likes of Calum Chambers, Rob Holding and Konstantinos Mavropanos.
Lichtsteiner will join up with his new teammates after the World Cup, and will wear the number 12 shirt next season.
Head coach Unai Emery says, “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.”