Arsenal are set to seal the deal to land Switzerland captain, Stephan Lichtsteiner.
The experienced right-back flew into England last week and spent Friday at Arsenal’s London Colney training ground holding talks about a move to the Emirates.
Lichtsteiner has spent the last seven years at Juventus but – at the age of 34 – decided to call time on his stay with the Serie A champions at the end of last season.
Several clubs have been attempting to land the Switzerland captain,but Arsenal have been confident of winning the race for the free agent following Friday’s negotiations.
And reports in Italy now claim that the deal is done, with Lichtsteiner set to sign a one-year deal which includes the option of a further year.
When confirmed, the right-back will become the first signing of the Unai Emery era, although a deal for Borussia Dortmund centre-back Sokratis is also imminent.
The Swiss international signing will give Arsenal the needed experience needed in the team as the Veteran has played consistently at the highest level of club football and he could help Arsenal put in
a strong fight for trophies next season.