Arsenal announce Emery’s first signing

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Arsenal has announced new manager Unai Emery’s first signing in former Juventus defender Stephan Lichtsteiner.

Lichtsteiner joins Arsenal as a free agent having made it clear that he was looking for a new challenge following the expiry of his contract with the Serie A champions.

The 34-year old is currently in camp with Switzerland as he prepares to captain his country at the World Cup in Russia.

The Swiss international has been with Juventus since he joined from Lazio in 2011 and earned over 250 appearances for the Old Lady of Turin.

Lichtsteiner has also won seven Serie A titles, four Coppa Italias and three Italian Super Cups during a long career with Juventus.

He also confirmed the move to Arsenal on his social media account, saying he is Happy and honoured to be a Gunner.

Lichtsteiner stated on his social media account: “Happy and honoured to be a Gunner!

“Will work hard and passionately day in and day out to achieve our sporting objectives and to win trophies with this great club.”

Added Emery:”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.”