“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.”It is clearly visible that the new boss is delighted to have him onboard for his new project. The 34 year old is known as an attacking right back but also knows how to maintain proper balance between marauding forward and staying back. He can also play in central midfield. Arsenal have lacked leadership and experience for past many years in the defensive department, and certainly they should improve in the next season. With Lichtsteiner uniting with his Swiss counterpart Granit Xhaka, and Bellerin available, the right back spot is well filled by Arsenal. They already have Monreal and Kolasinac at Left back. This leaves Maitland Niles as a proper backup in central midfield position and Calum Chambers as a contender for Central Defense.
Breaking News : Why Unai Emery’s PSG link lands French Midfielder as Arsenal seem to have uncovered an absolute Gem as their Second Signing of the SummerBut the job is far from done, Arsenal may have sorted out their wing backs, but they still need to strengthen in Central Defense. With Laurent Koscielny and Per Mertesacker past their prime, the Gunners only have Shkodran Mustafi as the experienced defender. Chambers, Holding and Mavropanos are still young and have plenty to learn. Their are whispers of an imminent deal for Dortmund’s Sokratis Papastathopoulos and should that deal go through, Arsenal will look better defensively than last season. They also need a goalkeeper and a central midfielder as well coupled with the need of extending Ramsey’s contract. But for now, with the signing of Lichtsteiner, if the Swiss man gives 2 good years to Arsenal, which definitely is not a lot to ask for, this business will be surely be seen as a success.