Arsenal Full-Back Lichtsteiner Likely To Leave

Europa League Final Could Be His Last Game

Stephane Lichtsteiner Arsenal transfer

Arsenal full-back Stephan Lichtsteiner could be on his way out of the Emirates this summer.

The Switzerland international signed a one-year contract with the Gunners when he left Juventus at the end of last season. Arsenal have an option to extend the deal by a further year but after making just 19 starts in all competitions for the north London side he admits the Europa League Final could be his final game for the club.

“I see it being quite difficult to stay but we are going to see what happens,” the 34-year-old Lichtsteiner told the Evening Standard.

“I don’t know anything. The only important thing is the Europa League Final now. I really want to win this cup and bring this club back to the top level, back to the Champions League and winning important titles.”

Lichtsteiner was brought in to cover Hector Bellerin but the emergence of Ainsley Maitland-Niles has seen opportunities become more limited as the campaign has gone on.

The Europa League remains Arsenal’s only hope of returning to the Champions League. They face Chelsea in the final in Baku on 29 May.

The Gunners ended the season in fifth place in the Premier League after winning only one of their final five games.

“It is hard,” Lichtsteiner continued. “Five weeks ago, we were in the perfect situation. We gave too many easy points in our away games.

“We were also a little bit unlucky but we have to ask more from ourselves.

“At the end, of course, with so many games and the Europa League and everything, we lost a bit of energy in the last games.”e gave too many easy points in our away games.

“We were also a little bit unlucky but we have to ask more from ourselves.

“At the end, of course, with so many games and the Europa League and everything, we lost a bit of energy in the last games.”