Tag: Stephan Lichtsteiner

DUBLIN, IRELAND - SEPTEMBER 05: Granit Xhaka of Switzerland ahead of the UEFA Euro 2020 qualifier between Republic of Ireland and Switzerland at Aviva Stadium on September 05, 2019 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Arsenal star takes up national team captaincy after teammate's retirement

Granit Xhaka is the new first-choice captain of the Swiss national team, after the international retirement of his former club teammate Stephan Lichtsteiner.
Arsenal's Danish striker Nicklas Bendtner (L) celebrates scoring the second goal with Moroccan striker Marouane Chamakh (R) during their FA Cup fifth round replay football match against Leyton Orient at the Emirates Stadium, London, England, on March 2, 2011. AFP PHOTO/ GLYN KIRK

Arsenal Banter XI of the decade - Were they really that bad?

It’s the end of another decade and what better way to finish up what has been mostly 10 years of pain for Arsenal fans by looking back at some of the worst players to pull on the famous red and white during that time?

Stephan Lichtsteiner names Unai Emery's biggest weakness at Arsenal

Stephan Lichtsteiner says Unai Emery's one big problem at Arsenal was the way he dealt with the top players at the club.
DUBLIN, IRELAND - SEPTEMBER 05: Granit Xhaka of Switzerland celebrates the goal of Fabian Schar during the UEFA Euro 2020 qualifier between Republic of Ireland and Switzerland at Aviva Stadium on September 05, 2019 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Granit Xhaka almost scores fantastic goal, messes up free-kick routine

Granit Xhaka almost scored a beaut of a goal for Switzerland only to see his curled effort tipped onto the bar by Denmark's Kasper Schmeichel, while he was also involved in a comedy free-kick routine.
DUBLIN, IRELAND - SEPTEMBER 05: Granit Xhaka of Switzerland celebrates the goal of Fabian Schar during the UEFA Euro 2020 qualifier between Republic of Ireland and Switzerland at Aviva Stadium on September 05, 2019 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Arsenal man offers to give up national captaincy to please Liverpool star

Granit Xhaka has offered to give up the armband of the Swiss national team if it will help Xherdan Shaqiri get over his huff and return to the squad.
Arsenal's Armenian midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan (L) celebrates with Arsenal's Swiss defender Stephan Lichtsteiner after scoring their second goal during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Southampton at the Emirates Stadium in London on February 24, 2019. (Photo by Ian KINGTON / AFP)

Former Arsenal man excited to sign for new club

Stephan Lichtsteiner is excited to sign for FC Augsburg after he agreed a one-year deal on a free transfer following his release by Arsenal at the start of the summer.
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Arsenal ex-players in the news: 2 moves, an ice-cream company & a government role

During the course of my week I come across quite a few stories that don't seem to make the mainstream press or, at least, get delayed and I thought it might be an idea to collect some of those up.
Arsenal's Armenian midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan (L) celebrates with Arsenal's Swiss defender Stephan Lichtsteiner after scoring their second goal during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Southampton at the Emirates Stadium in London on February 24, 2019. (Photo by Ian KINGTON / AFP)

'We made too many mistakes' admits star after leaving Arsenal

Stephan Lichtsteiner has given an interview about his time at Arsenal, saying the team made 'too many mistakes'.
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 21: Stephan Lichtsteiner of Arsenal saves the ball on the line during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 Second Leg match between Arsenal and BATE Borisov at Emirates Stadium on February 21, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Arsenal man confirms he's leaving, considering retirement

Swiss midfielder Stephan Lichtsteiner confirmed on Monday that he will be leaving Arsenal and speaking recently he admitted that retirement is an option, as is staying in England.
Arsenal's Armenian midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan (L) celebrates with Arsenal's Swiss defender Stephan Lichtsteiner after scoring their second goal during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Southampton at the Emirates Stadium in London on February 24, 2019. (Photo by Ian KINGTON / AFP)

Arsenal defender says goodbye to fans

Stephan Lichtsteiner has said goodbye to Arsenal fans in a Twitter post confirming his exit from the club.
Arsenal's Armenian midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan (L) celebrates with Arsenal's Swiss defender Stephan Lichtsteiner after scoring their second goal during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Southampton at the Emirates Stadium in London on February 24, 2019. (Photo by Ian KINGTON / AFP)

Arsenal star wants Premier League move but could retire

Stephan Lichtsteiner would have liked to bring his experience to the pitch in Baku to help Arsenal but the Swiss midfielder understands why he'll be left on the bench as he eyes up a move within England.
Arsenal's Armenian midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan (L) celebrates with Arsenal's Swiss defender Stephan Lichtsteiner after scoring their second goal during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Southampton at the Emirates Stadium in London on February 24, 2019. (Photo by Ian KINGTON / AFP)

Arsenal will let 4th star leave for free this summer: Joins Cech, Ramsey, Welbeck

Arsenal will let Stephan Lichtsteiner leave for free this summer, after deciding against activating the option to extend his contract for another season.

12 players could leave Arsenal in 3 months

This summer looks like it will be a busy one for the club as Unai Emery finally gets a chance to make his mark on the squad.
Arsenal's Armenian midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan (L) celebrates with Arsenal's Swiss defender Stephan Lichtsteiner after scoring their second goal during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Southampton at the Emirates Stadium in London on February 24, 2019. (Photo by Ian KINGTON / AFP)

Arsenal star insists he'll only sign contract extension if he can play regularly

Stephan Lichtsteiner says he has begun talks with Arsenal over a contract extension, but he doesn't want to stay if he's not going to play regularly.
Switzerland's defender Stephan Lichtsteiner reacts after winning their Russia 2018 World Cup Group E football match between Serbia and Switzerland at the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad on June 22, 2018. (Photo by Attila KISBENEDEK / AFP)

Forgotten Arsenal man gets international call-up

Stephan Lichtsteiner is alive and well and about to captain his national team once again.
Arsenal's Armenian midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan (L) celebrates with Arsenal's Swiss defender Stephan Lichtsteiner after scoring their second goal during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Southampton at the Emirates Stadium in London on February 24, 2019. (Photo by Ian KINGTON / AFP)

Triple injury boost for Arsenal ahead of Bournemouth and Tottenham games

Arsenal got a triple injury-boost ahead of their crunch week in the race for a top-four finish.

13 players named to leave Arsenal, how many did?

This summer looks like it will be a busy one for the club as Arsenal try to get back to winning ways in the Premier League.
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Arsenal can free £625kpw from wage bill without selling Mesut Ozil

Arsenal will reportedly only have £45m to spend this summer however they will be able to increase that amount with player sales. The Daily Mail's...

Stephan Lichtsteiner: If it suits both sides, I’ll stay here

Stephan Lichtsteiner has admitted that he wants to stay at Arsenal after his contract expires in the summer.

Half-arsed: Alex Scott tears into this Arsenal player

Alex Scott has torn into Stephan Lichstetiner after the defender put in a terrible display against Manchester City on Sunday. The former Juventus man arrived...
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 29: Alexandre Lacazette of Arsenal celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Cardiff City at Emirates Stadium on January 29, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Lacazette impresses but this star's performance was underrated: Player ratings vs Cardiff

Arsenal managed to grind out a victory over Cardiff City on Tuesday night, but it wasn't as easy as it should've been for Unai Emery's side.

Willock shines but this Arsenal star was underrated: Player ratings vs Blackpool

Arsenal made light work of their third-round FA Cup trip to Blackpool, coming away 3-0 winners in a game where they could've scored many more.
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 31: Unai Emery, Manager of Arsenal gives his team instructions during the Carabao Cup Fourth Round match between Arsenal and Blackpool at Emirates Stadium on October 31, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

3 changes: Predicted Arsenal lineup vs Fulham

Arsenal can't dwell on their defeat to Liverpool for too long, as they have a game against Fulham at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday to kick off 2019.
Arsenal's German defender Shkodran Mustafi (R) reacts after English referee Michael Oliver (unseen) awarded Liverpool's Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Salah (L) a penalty after he was fouled by Arsenal's Greek defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Arsenal at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on December 29, 2018. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP)

Only 3 Arsenal stars leave with dignity intact: Player ratings vs Liverpool

Arsenal were embarrassed by Liverpool 5-1 at Anfield on Saturday, despite taking an early lead against the league leaders.
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 03: Alexandre Lacazette of Arsenal celebrates after he scores his sides first goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Liverpool FC at Emirates Stadium on November 3, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

2 changes: Predicted Arsenal lineup vs Liverpool

Arsenal travel to league leaders Liverpool on Saturday, with the ominous task of trying to bounce back from a draw against Brighton by getting a result against the most in-form team in the country.
BRIGHTON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 26: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal shoots during the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Arsenal FC at American Express Community Stadium on December 26, 2018 in Brighton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images)

These 2 should have been subbed off: Arsenal player ratings vs Brighton

Arsenal were held to a disappointing draw in Brighton on Boxing Day, despite taking an early lead through Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 16: Unai Emery manager / head coach of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Southampton FC and Arsenal FC at St Mary's Stadium on December 16, 2018 in Southampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

3 changes: Predicted Arsenal lineup vs Brighton

After getting back to winning ways on Saturday, Arsenal need to keep pushing for a top-four spot with another win against Brighton on Boxing Day.
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 22: Sokratis Papastathopoulos of Arsenal clashes with Ashley Barnes of Burnley during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Burnley FC at Emirates Stadium on December 22, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Aubameyang impresses but this star was even better: Arsenal player ratings vs Burnley

Arsenal returned to winning ways with victory over Burnley in the early Saturday kick-off, in a fiery and physical encounter that left Unai Emery with yet another defensive injury.
Granit Xhaka and Mesut Ozil v Liverpool [via AP]

6 changes: Predicted Arsenal lineup vs Burnley

After 22 games without a defeat, Arsenal have suffered two on the bounce, and they need to get back to winning ways against Burnley on Saturday.
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 16: Unai Emery manager / head coach of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Southampton FC and Arsenal FC at St Mary's Stadium on December 16, 2018 in Southampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Unai Emery to make 6 changes: Expected Arsenal lineup vs Tottenham Hotspur

Arsenal play their second North London derby of the month on Wednesday, as Tottenham Hotspur visit the Emirates Stadium for the League Cup quarter-final.

Arsenal get injury boost ahead of Tottenham clash

Arsenal will go into Wednesday night’s clash against Tottenham in the Carabao Cup knowing that they will have at least one fit defender.

Unai Emery to make 6 changes: Predicted Arsenal lineup vs Tottenham Hotspur

Arsenal play their second North London derby of the month on Wednesday, as Tottenham Hotspur visit the Emirates Stadium for the League Cup quarter-final.
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 02: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal celebrates scoring from the penalty spot during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Tottenham Hotspur at Emirates Stadium on December 1, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Arsenal to make 11 changes: Predicted lineup vs Southampton

Arsenal face Southampton on Sunday, looking for another three points to keep their fight for a top-four spot going.
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 08: Unai Emery, Manager of Arsenal gives a thumbs up during the UEFA Europa League Group E match between Arsenal and Sporting CP at Emirates Stadium on November 8, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Unai Emery confirms the position he wants Arsenal to make January signing in

Unai Emery says that it would be a 'good option' for Arsenal to sign a centre-back in January after the team have had trouble with the position so far this season.
Arsenal's English midfielder Emile Smith Rowe (L) is chsed by Brentford's English defender Ezri Konsa during the English League Cup third round football match between Arsenal and Brentford at the Emirates Stadium in London on September 26, 2018. (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP)

Arsenal to make 9 changes: Predicted lineup vs Qarabag

Arsenal take on Qarabag at the Emirates Stadium in the final game of the Europa League groups stages, with progression to the knockout rounds...
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 08: Lucas Torreira of Arsenal celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Huddersfield Town at Emirates Stadium on December 8, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Torreira impresses but this teammate was the real star: Player ratings v Huddersfield

Lucas Torreira scored a bicycle kick to win Arsenal all three points against Huddersfield Town on Saturday, as Unai Emery's side managed to grind out a 1-0 victory at the Emirates Stadium.
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 08: Lucas Torreira of Arsenal celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Huddersfield Town at Emirates Stadium on December 8, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

3 Arsenal players at risk of suspension for Tottenham game

Arsenal go into their next game against Southampton with another three players just one booking away from a suspension.

Boost for Arsenal as Unai Emery gives positive injury update after Huddersfield clash

Unai Emery says he thinks Shkodran Mustafi will be alright after the defender suffered a hamstring problem, forcing him off in the second half against Huddersfield Town.
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 02: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal celebrates scoring from the penalty spot during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Tottenham Hotspur at Emirates Stadium on December 1, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Arsenal to make 2 changes: Expected lineup vs Huddersfield Town

Arsenal face Huddersfield Town on Saturday, with a good chance to move back into the top four after Wednesday's draw at Old Trafford.

Lacazette effective again but 1 player divides opinion: Player ratings vs Manchester United

Arsenal could only manage a draw against Manchester United on Wednesday, despite taking the lead twice at Old Trafford in an injury-filled controversy-ridden encounter.