The Arsenal fans in the Transfer Tavern will be looking forward to their first transfer window without Arsene Wenger in charge since the 1990s. However, Unai Emery has reportedly only got £70 million to spend this summer and will be forced to look towards cheaper alternatives and free transfers to improve the squad, with Stephan Lichtsteiner linked with a move to The Emirates via Sky Sports.
Arsenal are in talks with Switzerland right-back Stephan Lichtsteiner over a contract, Sky Sports News understands.
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) May 27, 2018
The 34-year-old Switzerland and Juventus right-back has had an impressive career, winning seven Serie A titles and five Italian cups in his career with the Turin side. However, he could now be set to depart Italy after ten years, having signed for Lazio in 2008 before switching to Juventus three years in 2011. Now though, he could be set to contest Hector Bellerin on the right-hand side of Arsenal’s backline.
Unai Emery has a job on his hands as he looks to turn the North London’s clubs fortunes around this season. The Spaniard will be looking to compete with the likes of Antonio Conte, Pep Guardiola, Jose Mourinho, Jurgen Klopp and Mauricio Pochettino as he eyes a return to the Champions League for the Gunners, although he’s going to struggle to do that unless he can get a head start with some positive deals in the transfer window.
You can read our local Arsenal fans’ verdict on Lichtsteiner here:
I thought it was West Ham who signed mid 30s has beens?
— Shane (@SmushS) May 27, 2018
Arsenal in Unai’s image…..
— mwila mumba (@mulzzy) 27 May 2018
@SkySports isn’t he like 35???
— Calvin Roche (@Calvinroche1) May 27, 2018
Arsenal will be languishing in 10th by January.
Unai Emery will realize this ain’t farmer league soon esp with no Neymar & Mbappe to Bail him out
— Gbenga (@gbenga_adeosun) 27 May 2018
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Like he's gonna change owt he's older than me mam
— Andy Barton (@ABart1970) May 27, 2018
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