Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech has sent a direct welcome message to the club new signing Stephan Lichtsteiner.
Arsenal completed the signing of the experienced Switzerland international in a free transfer deal from Serie A club Juventus on Tuesday evening.
Lichtsteiner was an important figure in Turin and the defender helped Massimiliano Allegri’s side to win seven Serie A titles and four Coppa Italia titles.
The 34-year-old will be tasked with using his vast experience in helping Arsenal defence with new manager Unai Emery.
The Swiss captain will team up with Czech Republic goalkeeper Cech at The Emirates as the experienced duo look to guide Arsenal to a return to the Champions League next term.
Cech, who now dons Arsenal No. 1 shirt, was clearly happy to see his side secure the move for one of Europe’s most experienced full-backs.
Cech wrote on his Twitter:
“Herzlich willkommen Stephan [Welcome Stephan]”
Lichtsteiner will challenge Spanish right-back Hector Bellerin for a starting role in the Gunners team next season of which the latter hasn’t been really impressive.
Arsenal finished the season in sixth place in the Premier League table last season afer they conceded 54 goals in 38 last season.
Arsenal lost 3-0 to Premier League champions Manchester City in the League Cup final last term to miss out on silverware in their final season in charge.