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Arsenal Linked With £12m Juventus Raid

Swiss right-back eyed up as Sagna replacement.

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Arsenal have been linked with a move for £12million Juventus right-back Stephan Lichtsteiner, according to Forza Italian Football.

The Gunners are on the lookout for a new right-back this summer, as they fear they will lose contract rebel Bacary Sagna to PSG. They have also been linked with Daryl Janmaat of Feyenoord and Manchester City’s Micah Richards.

Lichtsteiner has been an impressive former for the Serie A champions, showing some strong displays both at right-back and in midfield, and his versatility and attacking quality from the back is said to appeal to Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.

The 29-year-old is also experienced, having played for a number of years in Serie A, winning titles with Juventus and playing with Lazio, and he is also a full Switzerland international, with 56 caps for the national side.

However, if Sagna is to leave the club, the Gunners may consider a more long-term replacement for the 30-year-old Frenchman, and Janmaat and Richards are 23 and 24 respectively, much younger than Lichtsteiner.

£12million may also prove too expensive for Arsenal, who don’t have a great recent history of spending big money on strengthening their squad.

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