Arsenal on Tuesday announced the signing of former Juventus defender Stephan Lichtsteiner.
The Switzerland international is currently a free agent, but the deal is subject to the completion of regulatory processes.
The 34-year-old was out of contract at the Serie A champions and joins the Gunners ahead of captaining Switzerland at the World Cup.
He becomes the first signing since Unai Emery’s appointment as head coach and will wear the number 12 shirt
Emery said: “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.”
Lichtsteiner has made over 250 appearances for Juventus and is the fourth-most capped player in Switzerland history with 99 appearances for his country.
He has won seven Serie A titles, four Coppa Italias and three Italian Super Cups at Juventus after joining the club from Lazio in 2011.
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