Arsenal are set to sign defender Stephan Lichtsteiner from Italian champions Juventus on a free transfer.

The right-back, 34, spent seven years at Juventus, making 257 appearances and winning Serie A seven times in a row.

Lichtsteiner, who captains Switzerland, will become manager Unai Emery’s first signing since succeeding Arsene Wenger.

“Stephan brings huge experience and leadership to us. He’s a player with great quality with a very positive and determined attitude,” said Emery.

“Stephan will improve us on and off the pitch.”

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