Gunners talks in progress! Right-back Lichsteiner opens up and confirms Arsenal talks over potential deal
Stephan Lichtsteiner is unsure whether he will still be at Arsenal next season, although he has admitted that talks are in progress.
After the arrival of Unai Emery in the summer transfer window, the Spaniard soon got to work adding a few more experience stars to his squad and managed to secure a deal for Lichsteiner on a one-year deal after the right-back decided to leave Italian Champions Juventus.
He has gone on to make 21 appearances in all competitions this season for Emery, but has been relatively unimpressive and that has led to talk that he would leave the club as he simply could not agree terms with the club.
But despite admitting that talks have taken place, Lichtsteiner admits he may seek regular first-team football elsewhere to give him the best possible chance of remaining in the Switzerland squad ahead of a potential appearance at Euro 2020.
“This will need time. The fact that I play at a top club at the age of 35 says enough. There have been talks [with Arsenal]. We have to see if it suits both sides,” he told Neue Zurcher Zeitung.
“Arsenal is a big club, I feel very happy. But I want to play regularly with regard to the European Championships. It was okay this year. But if the coach says that he no longer counts on me, I have to worry.”
Does Lichsteiner deserve a new deal?
Lichsteiner is coming towards the end of his playing days at the very top level and although he has been decent this season for the Gunners, he has not been good enough to earn a new short-term contract at the Emirates.
Arsenal need to invest in a more younger, fresher and better right-back than the Swiss star and should use the wages on trying to get a new signing, signed.