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With a massive backroom shake up going on at Arsenal, there is the general belief that the Gunners team for next season will be heavily tweaked.
If reports making the rounds is anything to go by, then Arsenal already have an agreement in place with Switzerland and Juventus right back Stephan Lichtsteiner.
Lichtsteiner will become a free agent in the summer after failing to reach an agreement for a new deal with the Old Lady. The veteran defender has set his sight on a move away from Turin and it is heavily claimed that he has decided on joining Arsenal.
The 34-year-old defender was spotted in Arsenal’s London Colney training centre last week and that further fueled speculations that a deal is in the offing for him.
The first port of call for Emery is to fortify the defense of Arsenal. However, he is not just looking for a defender but a leader. Arsenal have lacked the presence of a leader in their squad and that is what Lichtsteiner would bring to the team.
According to the Metro via to Gianluca Di Marzio, an agreement in principle is already in place between Arsenal and the player to complete a move.
Arsenal have been linked with a plethora of defenders but the imminent signing of Licttsteiner has come as surprise to the Arsenal fan base.
Meanwhile, Emery is believed to have just a £50m budget to spend in the transfer window – it is left to be seen who he signs with the same sum.