The right-back Stephan Lichtsteiner gives an indication that he will leave Arsenal in the summer, even though it has only been a season to strengthen the London team.
After being a mainstay of Juventus, Lichtsteiner decided to accept Arsenal’s proposal when his contract with the Bianconeri ended last summer. Lichtsteiner was signed by Arsenal for one season.
But Lichtsteiner was not the main choice in Unai Emery’s squad. Until now the Swiss defender has played 23 times with Arsenal uniforms in all competitions.
Arsenal actually have the option to extend Lichtsteiner’s contract for one season. But the 35-year-old defender seems to prefer going from the Emirates Stadium this summer.
“I see it is difficult to survive but we will be ligat what happens. I don’t know anything. The only thing that matters now is the Europa League final,” Lichtsteiner told the London Evening Standard.
“I really want to win this trophy and bring this club back to the highest level, return to the Champions League and win an important title,” he added.
Furthermore, Lichtsteiner also revealed his regret about the failure of Arsenal to finish in the top four of the Premier League standings this season.
“We have lost too many points in away games. We are also a bit unlucky but we have to blame ourselves,” Lichtsteiner said.