Unai Emery’s Arsenal side are believed to be closing in on the signing of Juventus and Switzerland international right-back Stephan Lichtsteiner.
The seven-time Serie A title winner is reportedly out of contract with Juve this summer and is set to be announced and become the first arrival of Umery’s reign as the Gunners boss.
The former Paris Saint-Germain boss was only appointed and announced as Arsene Wenger’s successor on Wednesday but has moved quickly to secure the move for the Swiss defender.
Having won seven successive Serie A titles with Juventus, plus four Italian Cups with the Old Lady, the 34-year-old is closing in on a century of caps for Switzerland.
Lichtsteiner, an attacking right-back who also be deployed in the midfield, has registered more than 250 appearances for the Serie A champions since he arrived from Lazio in 2011.
Fans will be hoping this will get concluded and announced before the World Cup in Russia, where the defender is expected to be in action as captain for Switzerland.
In order news, the Gunners are considering the sale of Wales international Aaron Ramsey this summer, should the club fail to find the breakthrough in his contract negotiations.
Ramsey is left with just 13 months on his existing deal at the Emirates Stadium. But according to The Sun, the Gunners are weighing up his future as the player’s yet to commit himself to a new contract.
His current deal expire at the end of the 2018/19 season but he remains in a contract standoff with Arsenal yet to meet his wage demands.
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