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Robert Pires has high hopes for Arsenal bound midfielder

Robert Pires has high hopes for Arsenal bound midfielder

"It's great for me after Juventus to come to Arsenal and have this big challenge to make big things happen with this big club", said Lichtsteiner after completing a free transfer to north London.

"It was boiling up for a while because everybody knew I had a year left on my deal and I had been out on loan, got injured, and wasn't really in his plans. That's why I think I can help Unai Emery", global.espn.com quotes Pires.

"And I respect the players, I was an ex-player. The last two seasons I was training with the first-team because I still have a good relationship with Arsène", he told Arseblog News.

Lichtsteiner certainly has a winning mentality, capturing seven Serie A titles, four Coppa Italias and three Italian Super Cups during his time at Juventus.

Having represented clubs the size of AEK Athens and AC Milan prior to his move to the top flight in Germany, it is clear that the Greek defender will bring a lot of top level experience to the Emirates Stadium with him, and given that he is joining a largely youthful squad that could well be invaluable.




"It's a little bit of the same project that I did seven years ago with Juventus".

Contrary to Adli, he Switzerland global will add plenty of experience to Emery's squad.

Meanwhile, Arsenal have signed one of the hottest prospects in Europe, according to reports in France.

All the latest Arsenal transfer rumours, with updates on Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Aaron Ramsey and Marouane Fellaini.

Arsenal have already offered Ramsey a significant pay-rise on his current deal of just over £100,000 a week but, in the current market, he could realistically expect a contract approaching £200,000 a week.


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