Arsenal news: Stephan Lichtsteiner sends message to Gunners fans after training
Lichtsteiner – one of five signings made by Unai Emery so far – joined some of his new team-mates for his first training session on Monday.
The former Juventus star’s arrival at Arsenal was delayed following his involvement with Switzerland at the World Cup this summer.
The Gunners have been in the Far East for their pre-season tour and after losing to Atletico Madrid on penalties in their opening International Champions Cup, they made a statement of intent when they thrashed Emery’s former employers Paris Saint-Germain 5-1 on Saturday.
Lichtsteiner will be hoping to have a real impact with the north London outfit next term and his experience will be a welcome boost for the back four.
And he sent a message to the Arsenal faithful on Twitter after training.
Speaking to the camera, he said: “Hello everybody and to all the Arsenal fans.
“I’ve just finished my first training session and I’m happy to be here.
“We work hard to win something this year!”
Arsenal have two more pre-season games to play – Chelsea and Lazio – before they get their Premier League campaign underway against Manchester City a week on Sunday.
Lichtsteiner is in line to make his debut for the Gunners against Lazio this weekend.