Stephan Lichtsteiner & Arsenal
Swiss defender Stephan Lichtsteiner is under contract at Arsenal until the end of the season.
Lichtsteiner, 35, has mainly been used as a back-up player by Unai Emery this season.
The experienced right-back has made 12 Premier League appearances, plus six more in the Europa League.
Lichtsteiner also played two League Cup matches, scoring once for the Gunners.
Lichtsteiner drops hint over his Arsenal future
Lichtsteiner has sat down with Swiss paper Neue Zürcher Zeitung this week to discuss his future plans with Arsenal.
On the possibility of staying in north London for another season, he said:
I’m 35 years old, I need a little more recovery time.
I’m not angry if I do not play from the start. And yes, I’m in a good health.
I have had a top career. I am calm. I enjoy it.
Arsenal is a top club. It’s clear that playing there is always more difficult.
I came to a new country, a new club. I had to get to know a new culture, new people, a new league, a new tactic.
This will need time. The fact that I play at a top club at the age of 35 says enough.
There have been talks (with Arsenal). We have to see if it suits both sides.
Arsenal is a big club, I feel very happy. But I want to play regularly with regard to the European Championship.
It was okay this year. But if the coach says that he no longer counts on me, I have to worry.
Lichtsteiner on Brexit
The Swiss international also had a laugh about the current problems with Brexit in England:
We are curious what happens with Brexit. Maybe they’ll throw us out of the country tomorrow!
Seriously though, everything is fine.
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