The Arsenal fans in the Transfer Tavern are delighted today as Stephan Lichtsteiner has given his first interview since becoming an Arsenal player. The experienced Swiss right-back has claimed that his mentality and experience can help Arsenal make their way back to playing Champions League football again, something the fans have loved hearing.
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) 5 June 2018
At the age of 34, it’s fair to say that Lichtsteiner’s best days are behind him, however, with Mathieu Debuchy’s departure from The Emirates the club need a right-back to share the burden with Hector Bellerin in the first team. Lichtsteiner fills that role perfectly and he’ll be joining up with Switzerland international teammate, Granit Xhaka as he looks to settle in to life in North London and Premier League football.
The job in front of Unai Emery at the moment is a giant one. The Spanish manager will be trying to undo some of the damage that Arsene Wenger caused in his final few years as Arsenal boss whilst looking to continue the legacy that Wenger started of playing attractive attacking football. Lichtsteiner will struggle to offer that as with age he’s lost his yard of pace, however, he will offer defensive solidity to a back-four that has struggled on more than one occasion.
You can read our local Gunners’ verdict on Lichtsteiner’s comments here:
So serious… Mustafi better watch out
— EDB (@ONESupperGooner) June 6, 2018
you are welcome to Arsenal FC sir, the stage is all yours
— Okee Alex (@okee_alex) 6 June 2018
Make him captain with immediate effect!!
— Flytrap (@Venus_flytrap76) June 6, 2018
He can certainly talk the talk…let's hope he can walk the walk. Welcome Stephan
— Karen (@KJL1911) June 5, 2018
We are more than waiting for your system of play
— Ssebunnya Lameck (@SsebunnyaL) June 6, 2018
Make him the captain already
— Bob l’éponge (@boufftadi) 5 June 2018
Already like the champions league mentality
— Kwabena Brian (@7kwabenabrian7) 5 June 2018
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