Arsenal sign Switzerland captain Lichtsteiner

ABS-CBN Sports on Jun 06, 2018 08:19 AM
Arsenal sign Switzerland captain Lichtsteiner
Juventus' Stephan Lichtsteiner greets supporters at the end of a Champions League quarter-final, 2nd leg soccer match between Real Madrid and Juventus at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, April 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Paul White)

LONDON (AP) — Switzerland captain Stephan Lichtsteiner became the first new recruit for new Arsenal coach Unai Emery, on a free transfer from Juventus on Tuesday.

The 34-year-old defender won Serie A in each of his seven years at Juventus. He will compete with Hector Bellerin for starts.

He leads Switzerland into his third World Cup next week.

"(Emery) is a coach who knows what he wants and who also progresses the players, also the old players like me," Lichtsteiner said. "I'm really positive we will do great things."

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