Stephan Lichtsteiner could be followed out of the Arsenal exit door by at least two more experienced defenders this summer as Unai Emery attempts to shake up the Gunners’ much maligned defence, reports goal.com.
The Switzerland international, who arrived from Juventus on a free transfer last year, announced on social media on Monday that he would be leaving the Emirates after just 12 months following an unsuccessful spell in north London.
Arsenal could have kept Lichtsteiner for another season, but – as Goal revealed in May – Emery opted not to take up the option in the 35-year-old’s contract, which would have seen it extended until the end of the 2019/20 campaign.
And the former Juventus star is not the only defender expected to move on from Arsenal this summer following a season which saw the Gunners ship 50 goals in the Premier League. Read more