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Arsenal agree terms to sign experienced defensive addition

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Arsenal boss Unai Emery is pushing ahead with his transfer activity in the summer market, where he seems to be focusing on improving the club’s defensive ranks.

The Gunners struggled for form during their Premier League campaign last term and Emery is looking to inject additional experience into the defence with the addition of Switzerland veteran Stephan Lichtsteiner, who’s set to join compatriot Granit Xhaka at the Emirates Stadium.

Gazzetto Dello Sport states that 34-year-old Lichsteiner, who is available on a free transfer after ending a seven-year spell with Juventus, has agreed terms with Arsenal and will arrive as one of Emery’s first major additions.

Lichtsteiner, winning of seven consecutive Serie A titles with Juventus, may not be guaranteed first-team football at Arsenal but can provide competition to Hector Bellerin for the right-back spot, with the Spain ace seeing his form dip in recent campaigns.

Arsenal are also lacking experience in their defence following the retirement of captain Per Mertesacker, while Laurent Koscielny is sidelined for a number of months with an achilles injury.

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