Hector Bellerin raves about new Arsenal signing
The Arsenal star is delighted to have Stephan Lichtsteiner at the north London side
Hector Bellerin has talked up the arrival of Switzerland captain Stephan Lichtsteiner at Arsenal.
The Gunners signed the experienced full-back in a free transfer from Serie A champions Juventus earlier this summer to bolster their defence under Unai Emery.
Arsenal snapped up Lichtsteiner in a free transfer from Juve after the versatile defender spent seven seasons at the Turin side.
The 32-year-old will rival Bellerin for a starting spot in the Arsenal team ahead of the new Premier League season after the Spain international struggled with consistency last term.
However, Bellerin is thrilled to have Lichtsteiner at Arsenal despite his arrival placing his starting spot under threat.
“I think it’s a great addition to the squad,” said Bellerin.
“He’s a player with loads of top-level experience and he can only help us.
“I can’t wait to learn from him. I think he’s a top defender, really solid and has a very good attacking sense as well.
“As a young player, it’s good to have someone like that I can learn from.”
Emery has wasted no time leaving his mark on Arsenal after the Gunners boss signed five new players in the summer transfer window.
The Gunners snapped up Greece international Sokratis Papastathopoulos from Borussia Dortmund to improve their defence.
Emery has also overseen the additions of Sampdoria midfielder Lucas Torreira and Lorient teenager Matteo Guendouzi.
Arsenal finished in sixth spot in the Premier League table last term to miss out on a place in the Champions League.
The Gunners lost 2-1 to Atletico Madrid in the Europa League semi-finals.