New Arsenal signing: Unai Emery working us hard

Arsenal star Stephan Lichtsteiner sheds light on Unai Emery's impact at the Gunners

Arsenal defender Stephan Lichtsteiner Photo: Stephan Lichtsteiner / Instagram

Stephan Lichtsteiner has revealed that Unai Emery is working the Arsenal squad hard ahead of their trip to Chelsea FC at Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening.

The veteran 34-year-old Switzerland international moved to League Cup runners up Arsenal in a free transfer from Serie A giants Juventus in the 2018 summer transfer window.

Lichtsteiner was signed to provide cover for Hector Bellerin at right-back following a return of seven Serie A titles during his successful stint at Juventus.

Arsenal boss Emery turned to Lichtsteiner in the first half following Ashley Naitland-Miles’ injury setback in the first half of their 2-0 loss to defending Premier League champions Manchester City.

The Swiss star could get his first taste of a London derby this weekend when the Gunners make the short trip to Chelsea FC in their next Premier League fixture.

Speaking to Arsenal’s website about Emery’s management style ahead of their trip to Chelsea FC next weekend, Lichtsteiner said:

“We improved in the game. We’re Arsenal and we like to play football, even against Manchester City. It’s very difficult, but like I said, he’s had us working very hard.”

Arsenal signed Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper Bernd Leno, Borussia Dortmund defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Sampdoria midfielder Lucas Torreira and Lorient teenager Matteo Guendouzi.

The Gunners suffered a 3-0 loss to Manchester City in the League Cup final last season before Arsenal ended up in sixth spot in the Premier League table.

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