Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano has revealed how close Arsenal are to completing the signing of a new defensive player as Unai Emery makes more moves to improve his squad.
The Gunners endured a frustrating campaign which saw them say goodbye to Arsene Wenger after 22 years in charge of the team.
Following the appointment of Unai Emery last week, the club is now switching focus to new signings who can somehow put the team in the right position to compete for honours next season and possibly secure a return to the Champions League after two straight years of missing out on a top four finish in the Premier League.
Thus, Juventus star Lichtsteiner has been identified as a target with rumours suggesting that he is closing in on a move to the Emirates stadium.
According to Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, the veteran defender, whose contract at Juve is set to expire, is in talks with Arsenal over a short-term contract.