Lichtsteiner signed on an preliminary one-year deal remaining summer season and apparently the membership may not be extending his contract
Arsenal full-back Stephan Lichtsteiner has showed he’s anticipated to go away the membership this summer season.
Lichtsteiner, 35, moved to north London on a unfastened switch remaining summer season, signing on an preliminary one-year deal.
The membership had the method to prolong it by way of an extra yr however are believed to have declined the chance after the participant perceived to publish a farewell message on his Instagram account on Monday.
The Switzerland captain lifted the Serie A identify in every of his seven years in Turin and was once observed as a signing that might carry a profitable mentality to Unai Emery’s squad.
In spite of his affect, Arsenal completed some degree outdoor the Premier League best 4 earlier than dropping 4-1 to Chelsea within the Europa League ultimate remaining week – with Lichtsteiner an unused replace – a outcome which means that they now face a 3rd season outdoor of the Champions League.
“Pricey Gunners. We had been on the subject of upload crucial bankruptcy to this wonderful membership’s historical past. However to be shut … is sadly now not excellent sufficient,” Lichtsteiner posted on Instagram along a slideshow of pictures from the loss to the Blues in Baku.
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“That is demanding to just accept. I’m very dissatisfied. It was once our goal to carry Arsenal again at the absolute best global stage and to win trophies. Each belong to this nice membership.
“I want my teammates, my trainer and his team of workers, all hard-working staff and all Gunner lovers merely the most productive! I’m assured our crew can whole our venture subsequent season!
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“I liked to be part of this membership. It was once an ideal problem and revel in with no satisfied finish, sadly. Thanks very a lot to your overwhelming toughen! It was once a lot preferred! See you, Stephan”
Lichtsteiner made 23 appearances throughout all competitions for Arsenal and scored his simplest function for the membership in a 2-1 Carabao Cup win over Blackpool in October.