Juventus Football Club can today confirm that right-back Stephan Lichtsteiner has joined Arsenal following the expiration of his contract with the Bianconeri.
The move brings an end to a stunningly successful seven-year spell with the Italian champions, which yielded seven Scudetti, four Coppa Italia titles and three Italian Super Cups.
In parting ways with Lichtsteiner, the Old Lady waves goodbye to a player whose contributions have irrevocably rewritten the club’s history books and whose remarkable professionalism stands as an example for anyone playing the game.
Stephan started his Bianconeri career as the scorer of the first-ever goal in a competitive fixture at Allianz Stadium and he now departs a seven-time Italian champion with a permanent place in the hearts of the club’s fans to whom he has given many years of magnificent service.
The timing of the dart in from the byline to collect Andrea Pirlo’s lofted pass, the impeccable first touch and the ice-cool finish against Parma on Allianz Stadium’s big day on 11 September 2011 was pure Lichtsteiner and proof of the 34-year-old’s extensive qualities.