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Done Deal: World Cup captain will become Unai Emery's first signing at Arsenal after contract agreement has been reached


Juventus right-back Stephan Lichtsteiner will become Arsenal's first summer signing, according to the Sun.

The Switzerland international will bring plenty of experience to the Arsene defence.

He will captain his national team in Russia during this summer's World Cup Finals.

The 34-year-old will be a free agent at the end of June after his contract with Juventus expires.

It seems new boss Unai Emery demanded the transfer of the player in order to provide backup to regular right-back Hector Bellerin.

Earlier this month, the player himself confirmed that he will leave Italy and the Serie A.

"I'm playing in one of the biggest clubs in Europe and there's always competition for places," Lichtsteiner told Mediaset

"But my future is going to be away from Turin. At the end of the season I'm leaving.

"I'll play abroad next year but I've not signed anything yet."

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