Stephan Lichtsteiner delivers update about his Arsenal future

Stephan Lichtsteiner hints that he is likely to leave Arsenal in the summer transfer window

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Stephan Lichtsteiner has admitted that it seems unlikely that he will stay at Arsenal beyond the summer transfer window.

The defender joined the Gunners last year as one of Unai Emery’s first signings at The Emirates after he moved to the club on a free transfer from Juventus.

The 35-year-old started just 10 games in the Premier League for Emery’s men and has made a further six starts in the Europa League to help them reach the final of Europe’s second tier club competition.

He initially signed a one-year contract and so his future is going to be a source of uncertainty as the summer transfer window draws nearer.

Now, the defender himself has admitted that it is probably unlikely that he will stay on at The Emirates for another season.

But he says that he is fully focused on helping Arsenal prepare for their crunch Europa League final showdown against Chelsea FC in Baku on 29 May.

Speaking in an interview quoted by Metro, Lichtsteiner said: “I see it being quite difficult to stay, but we are going to see what happens.

“I don’t know anything. The only important thing is the Europa League final now.

“I really want to win this cup and bring this club back to the top level, back to the Champions League and winning important titles.”

Arsenal finished in fifth place in the Premier League table in Unai Emery’s first season in charge at the club.

They are likely to be linked with a number of different players this summer as they look to bolster their squad ahead of next season.

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