Arsenal are eyeing significant changes to their side following the appointment of Unai Emery as the club’s new manager and the Gunners have seemingly wasted no time in the transfer market.
The Evening Standard report that the Europa League semi-finalists have approached Switzerland international Stephan Lichtsteiner and are poised to make the full-back their first major signing under Emery’s tenure.
Lichtsteiner has spent the past seven years at Juventus, winning the Serie A in each of those campaigns, but is poised to leave the Italian giants upon the end of his contract and has already visited London Colney to discuss a potential deal.
While it’s stated nothing has been agreed yet, Arsenal are optimistic of securing the Switzerland captain and will unite him with international colleague Granit Xhaka, one of many players in the squad who will benefit from the full-back’s vast experience.
Lichtsteiner is seen as a superb squad addition who can provide leadership qualities to the defence, providing competition down the right side for Hector Bellerin.