New Arsenal signing Stephan Lichtsteiner has disclosed that he joined the London Club because of the big project sold to him by manager Unai Emery.
The Switzerland international had signed a short-term deal with the Emirates club on Tuesday after his contract expired with Juventus.
The 34-year-old was brought in to provide cover and competition for Hector Bellerin at right-back and will add some much-needed experience to the squad Emery inherited from Arsene Wenger.
He had a number of offers on the table from the far-east and MLS, but the right-back said he couldn’t turn down Arsenal.
“There is a project to come back in the Champions League,” Lichtsteiner told official website.
“I think it’s hard to see a club like Arsenal not playing in the CL if you see the players, club and stadium.
“The big objective is to come back on the highest level.”
“I’m a right-back who likes to attack but also know when you need to stay behind.
“I have to find a balance between defending and attacking,” Lichtsteiner added.